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Anchoring Computational Thinking in today's curriculum October 4, 2016

"There is a lot of talk of 'Computational Thinking' as a new imperative of education, so I wanted to address a few questions that keep coming up about it. What is it? Is it important? How does it relate to today's school subjects? Is Computer-Based Maths (CBM) a Computational Thinking curriculum?"

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How significant is significance arithmetic? July 8, 2016

"How important is the concept of significant figures to applying maths? And if useful, what of the mechanics of computing the answer? Is significance truly significant in concept and calculation for today? And therefore should it be prominent in today's maths education?"

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Computers in education: Great machines, wrong results September 15, 2015

"I am not the slightest bit surprised at the recent OECD report that use of computers in education hasn't improved PISA results—and indeed that many countries with the best technology provision have mediocre performance."

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Evidence: Let's promote not stifle innovation in education May 22, 2015

"Earlier this week I was part of a high-level discussion about maths and computer science education, how we could improve their reach and effectiveness. Rather quickly the question of evidence came up, and its role in driving innovation."

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What are the modern areas of maths? January 19, 2015

"Traditional areas of maths like algebra, calculus or trig don't seem a good way to think about subdividing the subject in the modern world."

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