
The importance of math to jobs, society, and thinking has exploded over the last few decades. Meanwhile, math education is in worldwide crisis—diverging more and more from what's required by countries, industry, further education... and students.
math ≠ calculating. Computers are key to bridging this chasm: only when they do the calculating is math applicable to hard questions across many contexts. Reallife math has been transformed by computerbased calculation; now mainstream math education needs this fundamental change too.
computerbasedmath.org is the project to perform this reset. We're building a completely new math curriculum with computerbased computation at its heart, while campaigning at all levels to redefine math education away from historical handcalculating techniques and toward reallife problemsolving situations that drive highconcept math understanding and experience.
ComputerBased Maths: Stop Teaching Calculating, Start Learning MathsThe importance of math to jobs, society, and thinking has exploded over the last few decades. Meanwhile, math education is in worldwide crisis—diverging more and more from what's required by countries, industry, further education... and students.
math ≠ calculating. Computers are key to bridging this chasm: only when they do the calculating is math applicable to hard questions across many contexts. Reallife math has been transformed by computerbased calculation; now mainstream math education needs this fundamental change too.
computerbasedmath.org is the project to perform this reset. We're building a completely new math curriculum with computerbased computation at its heart, while campaigning at all levels to redefine math education away from historical handcalculating techniques and toward reallife problemsolving situations that drive highconcept math understanding and experience.
Conrad WolframWolfram & computerbasedmath.org Conrad Wolfram, physicist, mathematician and technologist, is European cofounder/CEO of the Wolfram group of companies and founder of computerbasedmath.org. Described as the place where "Computation meets Knowledge" and the "The Math Company", the Wolfram Group specializes in pushing boundaries at the intersection of computation, math, and knowledge, including making
Mathematica software, the WolframAlpha knowledge engine (powering
knowledge answers for Apple's Siri), the new Computable Document Format (CDF) standard and the forthcoming Wolfram Language.
Conrad is also the world's leading advocate for a fundamental shift of maths education to be computerbased, arguing that this is the only way to solve the global maths education crisis. His widely acknowledged 2010 TED talk laid out the rationale and roadmap for this rethink and the same year he founded computerbasedmath.org (CBM) to drive implementation of the change. The movement is now a worldwide force in reengineering the STEM curriculum, and in February 2013 it was announced that Estonia would be the first CBM country. Conrad regularly appears in the media and as a keynote speaker on subjects ranging from the future of the web to 21st
century education. He holds degrees in natural sciences and maths from University of Cambridge.
