Monthly Archives: November 2011

Open-Ended Questions

On the MathFuture mailing list, we have been discussing open-ended questions intended to spark discussion and exploration, and to form the basis for a deeper understanding, not just problems where the only concern is to get the Right Answer. The … Continue reading

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The Math of Games

On Mon, November 28, 2011 8:51 am, [a friend] wrote [to the MathFuture mailing list]: Hello, I have recently started an after school program for teenagers. The main topic is algebra.  We are now working with polynomials. I am looking … Continue reading

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What about the children, Tony?

Former British Prime Minister (and Bush’s poodle) Tony Blair wrote in the Washington Post Ending global aid in a generation I believe that within a generation no country need be dependent on aid. This matters around the world but especially … Continue reading

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Report: Digital publishing in developing countries

A perspective that we do not often see. Important local content exists everywhere, but the rest of the world rarely pays attention. It is too soon to say in detail how OLPC XOs and Sugar software will affect creation and … Continue reading

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BBC News on Digital Textbooks

I’m sorry that this is late. I will try to catch up. Digital textbooks open a new chapter By Gary Eason  ­­­­­­ Gwesan, South Korea 18 October 2011 Last updated at 19:00 ET South Korea’s classrooms will be switched to … Continue reading

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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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