What chess really teaches us about the path to mastery

A quick guide to problem solving by analogy

What magic(ians) and math(ematician)s have in common

What an EdTech CEO ignores about learning and teaching

Football simulation, yes. But learning? (source)

Did you hear the one about the EdTech CEO who thinks all learning activities should cater to low attention spans?

It would read as satire, except that Mohit Midha appears deadly serious. The boss of Mangahigh, an online maths platform, claims that video games offer a blueprint for the future of education, citing football simulator FIFA as an example for educators to follow.

Mathematical thinking spans multiple worlds

It is so much more than a formula

Why do we have to learn Pythagoras?

It’s a question that stretches back almost as much as the Greek maestro himself, and one that hip-hop artist and activist Akala recently challenged educators with. For maths education to find relevance and resonance with students, we have to interrogate the stock response of ‘because it’s useful’. Is utility really the goal of mathematical study and, if so, is the current brand of school maths even serving this purpose?

We’ve just relaxed our human ambition

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Where Paul Erdös got it wrong

Junaid Mubeen

Mathematics. Education. Innovation. Views my own.

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