The Computer-Based Math™ (CBM) Education Summit has become the major hub for a fundamental change to math education.
The 2013 event was cohosted by UNICEF to answer the question, how do we deliver improved life opportunities worldwide by cooperating on a fundamental rethink of the math curriculum? It brought together a broad cross section of leaders from industry, technology, education, and governments from a range of countries.
“We don't want students to be third-rate computers; we want them to be first-rate problem solvers.”Conrad Wolfram
“We believe in the enthusiasm and potential of the internet generation—they are ready for computer-based mathematics. It will also give them a competitive advantage in the labor market.”Jaak Aaviksoo
Minister of Education and Research, Estonia
“Math education today is an overwhelming obstacle—instead of the gateway—to productive careers for millions of young adults. Changing the way we teach math is essential to preserving our social fabric.”Ted Dintersmith
US delegation, United Nations General Assembly
“Innovative use of technology can provide new delivery mechanisms for quality learning material for the world's most vulnerable children. Local design of open, global solutions can create access to learning and opportunity for populations in even the most difficult and hard-to-reach environments.”Chris Fabian
Innovation Unit, UNICEF