19–20 November 2015
Royal Institution of
Great Britain, London
Computer-Based Math Education Summit

Our fourth Computer-Based Maths Education Summit was a huge success, with speakers and delegates from all over the world engaging in a selection of panels, debates, and interactive sessions over the two conference days at the Royal Institution of Great Britain.

With a growing collection of exciting materials and an increasing base of international projects demonstrating real impact, this year's summit explored how CBM can be embedded in a practical way into the maths ecosystem—including primary, secondary, and adult education.

Topic highlights

Tackling Curriculum

  • What's in, what's out in a CBM curriculum?
  • Using transformed outcomes to drive change...
  • Building a community for CBM change
  • Enabling CBM for self-study
  • Lessons learnt from CBM content development
  • Help create a CBM lesson
  • New tech, new modalities of learning
  • Themes and elements of the CBM manifesto
  • Should innovation lead evidence, or evidence lead innovation?
  • Piloting CBM in my classroom—what, when, how
  • Change Case Studies

Right Outcomes and
the best Assessment

  • Assessing the assessments—do they make the grade?
  • Open-ended creativity in maths and its assessment
  • Aligning outcomes and assessment with real-world needs
  • Experiences with computer-based assessment
  • Current and future technology for CBM
  • Why does everyone study maths anyway?—new outcomes for a new millennium
  • Segmenting and integrating terminology, tools, concepts, and skills
  • CBM and PISA

Integration of CBM,
coding, and STEM

  • How does coding fit with maths?
  • Abstraction—its role and place in the curriculum
  • Computational skill requirements for STEM and beyond
  • Progress from Scratch to the Wolfram Language
  • Top new uses of maths in today's world
  • The role of algebra in today's STEM

What to Expect


At this two-day summit you'll be immersed in the Computer-Based Maths rethink with an opportunity to contribute and join the reform as it's becoming mainstream.


Find out how other individuals, organisations, and countries are adopting the CBM approach by networking with like-minded individuals during this summit.


Work out a plan for how your school, organisation, or country can dramatically improve STEM outcomes by connecting and working with the computerbasedmath.org team.

  • “We don't want students to be third-rate computers; we want them to be first-rate problem solvers.”

    – Conrad Wolfram
    Founder, computerbasedmath.org

  • “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

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