Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Changing Math Education

Just last week, I was joking with my dad about how both of us have entered very technical careers, yet can't remember the last time we've used a differential equation for work reasons.

Then I found this short TED video (you should watch it) where Arthur Benjamin suggests to change the focus from teaching towards calculus to teaching towards statistics and probability. I agree. I can't remember a single workday in the last month where I wasn't using statistical methods or probabilities.

1 comment:

F said...

Well, I did encounter differential equations just several weeks ago. But I'm in no technical career.