04 mars 2019

Girls just wanna do maths - and the women who help them

The GuardianProject aims to boost pupils’ confidence and tackle gender imbalance in Stem professions. More...

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03 mars 2019

Demi anak-anak, kita perlu belajar matematika

The ConversationMatematika adalah penyebab sakit kepala bagi guru-guru di seluruh Kanada, Australia, dan banyak negara lain. Guru-guru di Kanada dan Australia tidak merasa kompeten atau cukup percaya diri dalam keterampilan matematika, dan sejujurnya, mereka adalah orang-orang pertama yang mengakuinya. More...

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Supporting mature female students enrolling in university STEM programs

The ConversationWomen face many barriers when it comes to post-secondary education, and this is especially true in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), as well as in traditionally male-dominated trades like welding. More...

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Cómo abordar la discalculia, la ‘dislexia matemática’

The ConversationEs muy probable que haya oído hablar de la dislexia, pero, ¿le suena un trastorno llamado discalculia? Seguramente no, ya que los niños que sufren dificultades en el aprendizaje de las matemáticas (DAM) no son diagnosticados con la misma frecuencia que aquellos que tienen dislexia. More...

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02 mars 2019

STEMming the Parent Flow

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Nearly half of new moms -- and nearly one-quarter of new dads -- leave full-time STEM employment upon having or adopting a child, a new study finds. What can institutions do to change this. More...

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27 février 2019

Estonian Schools to Teach Computer-Based Math

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Estonian Schools to Teach Computer-Based Math
Ben Rooney, Tech Europe, February 13, 2013
Overtly this item is about using softare to teach math in schools in Estonia. But it is also about refocusing math instruction from solving problems in quadratic equations to applied statistics. I get the reasoning - the idea is to shift from mathematical calculation to framing and situating math problems in real life. More...

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The Yoda of Silicon Valley

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The Yoda of Silicon Valley
Siobhan Roberts, New York Times, 2018/12/26
This article describes the history behind the multi-volume Bible of computer programming, The Art of Computer Programming, by Donald E. Knuth. More...

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Helping Students and Teachers Embrace Engineering

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Helping Students and Teachers Embrace Engineering
Reid Whitaker, Getting Smart, 2018/12/26
When I took a year of Computing Science in 1980 it was still considered engineering and so I got a year's worth of engineering education (and one computing science course). More...

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Byrne’s Euclid

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Byrne’s Euclid
Nicholas Rougeux, 2018/12/24
I cited with approval recently the statement that mathematics is something that we as a society have created rather than discovered. To be sure, the structure of mathematics unfolds like origami, but it's still more like a language or art than anything else. More...

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The Authoring of School Mathematics: Whose Story is it Anyways?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The Authoring of School Mathematics: Whose Story is it Anyways?
Alayne Armstrong, in education, 2018/12/19
This is a great article challenging what Lakoff and Nuñez call the “standard folk theory of what mathematics is for our culture,” specifically, the idea "of mathematics as authorless, as an eternal absolute." In fact, argues Alayne Armstrong, the development of mathematics is "a process, an evolving aspect of culture." It's something we create, not discover. More...

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