Computer-Based Math
Education Summit 2015

19–20 November 2015 | Royal Institute of Great Britain, London

Fundamentally Fix Maths Education

The Computer-Based Maths (CBM) Education Summit has become the major focal point for a fundamental worldwide change to mathematics education and its integration with coding.

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 team.

  • "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