The computer-based maths education summit
There has recently been much debate about the future of maths education. Too many people have poor numeracy skills so they can't enjoy mathematics or take it into further education, the workplace and everyday life.
computerbasedmath.org is hosting its first maths summit on 10-11 November. Its founder’s influential talk, "Stop teaching calculating, start teaching math" has been viewed by over 400,000 people. The event, sponsored by Wolfram Research, the Oxford, Cambridge and RSA examination board (OCR) and Promethean, will build a tight-knit community of pioneers committed to kick-starting a rational, new approach to maths.
Mark Dawe, Chief Executive of UK exam board OCR, said: “We’ve read official reports and listened to speeches about the serious problems with maths education in the UK. Too many have poor maths skills which mean they can’t enjoy mathematics or take it into further education, the workplace and everyday life. Our Cambridge heritage means we have a responsibility to contribute to change. That’s why we’re supporting this summit. It’s time for action!“
Visit the Maths Education summit website for more information.