pedagogy show don't tell

SHOW DON'T TELL: A lengthy and provocative article on why "Math needs a new interface" from Mr. Bret Victor, interactive designer of iPad and iPod nano user interfaces and winner of an Apple Design Award. Sure he’s more techie than teacher but one of his many animated examples on the site left one edSurgent wondering how derivatives got so complicated in the first place. The article has tantalizing suggestions for educators seeking ways to transform abstract symbols into concrete explanations. (Here’s a FastCompany description of his work, too.) Those ideas would likely appeal to technologist Mr. Conrad Wolfram who last year told a TED gathering "Stop teaching calculating. Start teaching math."

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