The Computer-Based Math™ (CBM) Education Summit has become the major hub for a fundamental change to maths 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 maths curriculum? It brought together a broad cross section of leaders from industry, technology, education and governments from a range of countries.
Videos from the Summit
Conrad Wolfram gives a 25-year vision for fixing maths education, including early experience and examples of CBM's pilot projects, with an overview of what's needed to scale up this direction—to developing and developed countries alike. Outlining the key objectives of the summit, he works to provide a clear focus for working through and driving change.
Chris Fabian introduces the work of UNICEF's Innovation Unit, highlighting the importance of education in changing outcomes for the most disadvantaged. Chris then expands on the three big opportunities presented through the summit: opportunities for new collaboration, new information and new financial models.
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"We don't want students to be third-rate computers; we want them to be first-rate problem solvers."
"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."
Minister of Education and Research, Estonia
"Maths education today is an overwhelming obstacle—instead of the gateway—to productive careers for millions of young adults. Changing the way we teach maths is essential to preserving our social fabric."
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."
Innovation Unit, UNICEF