Conrad Wolfram: Teaching Kids Real Math With Computers

Rockets to stock markets, many of humanity's most thrilling creations are powered by math. So why do kids lose interest in it? Conrad Wolfram says the part of math the people teach - calculation by hand - isn't just tedious, it's mostly irrelevant to real mathematics and the real world. He presents his radical idea: teaching kids math through computer programming.

Provided by: TED Conferences Topic: CXO Date Added: Nov 2010 Format: Webcast

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