Reinvent Math Education * Learning in Online Communities * Unions Need Reformed Ideas | Ed Buzz 2015-10-23
Oct 23, 2015
Renowned Mathematicians Want You to Reinvent Math Education
Experts say math education hasn't changed in over a century, and they want to help you change how you teach math.
One of our speakers, Conrad Wolfram, says that every discipline is faced with the choice between teaching the mechanics of today and the essence of the subject. Wolfram estimates that schools spend 80% of their time and effort teaching hand calculations at the expense of mathematics. That may be a generous evaluation. Go see how some of the experts say math should be taught.
Tools for Students to Learn in Engaged Online Communities
Few tools that are making education engaging and inclusive by leveraging the strength of learning in community environment.
Take a look at a couple of tools that are making education engaging and inclusive by leveraging the strength of learning in community environment.
The Best Hope for Teacher Unions Is... Reform
America's teachers unions probably will not put reform leaders like Newark's Chris Cerf, Philadelphia's William Hite, D.C's Kaya Henderson, or Denver's Tom Boasberg at the top of their Christmas card
Peter Cunningham, he of many education related titles, authored a blog on the Huffington Post education website about how teachers union need to reform. Are charter schools and accountability measures an evil or should unions embrace them. Read the post.
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