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Algorithmic Arithmetic Should be Fun

The idea of using computers in education goes back to the early 1960s, when computers cost millions of dollars and filled large rooms. Even then, it was evident that costs would fall rapidly with improvements in technology, and a growing … Continue reading

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Wordless proofs

AndrĂ©s Arrieta pointed me to the following post on Google+. (The experience of creating circles of interest and sharing posts with them is quite different from making friends on Facebook or joining mailing lists, groups on LinkedIn and other services, … Continue reading

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What do mathematicians and scientists do all day?

Hint: Not what schoolchildren studying math and science in school do all day. It is a common supposition that mathematicians and scientists mostly do a lot of calculating and computing, always getting the Right Answer (except for the conspiracy theories … Continue reading

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Higher Mathematics for Children

The exchange below contains many statements that start in common experience, but end up outside the general experience of non-mathematicians. None of the ideas is too complex for us to discuss, even though the full mathematical apparatus of notations, axiom … Continue reading

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Turtle Art Tutorials

For some time, Tony Forster has been blogging about using Turtle Art to teach math, programming, and interfacing to the world outside the computer. More recently, I started creating Turtle Art Tutorials to explain how to teach Turtle Art, and … Continue reading

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