Segment 1 Peter Friess describes how the Tech Museum promotes better math education, and Keith Devlin shows how little math education has changed in the past several centuries.
Segment 2 Keith Devlin describes his new project to improve math education, and Salman Khan shows excerpts from some of his instructional videos.
Segment 3 Salman Khan describes the concept and the workings of the Khan Academy, and shows how it can supplement regular education.
Segment 4 Discussion with all three guests about teaching students how to learn.
FUTURE TALK #9 Redesigning Math Education
Maintaining a highly technological society requires a very well educated workforce, especially in math and science. Yet math education has barely changed in the past several centuries. In this episode, we’ll examine some new approaches to math education with our three guests. Peter Friess is President and CEO of the Tech Museum of Innovation, which is actively engaged in promoting better math education. Keith Devlin is director of Stanford’s H-STAR Institute, winner of the 2007 Carl Sagan Award for popularization of science, “the math guy” on National Public Radio, and the author of 28 books. Salman Khan is the creator of Khan Academy, a one man Internet venture that aims to provide free, world class education to anyone anywhere. His 1400+ instructional videos have garnered more than 16,000,000 views, and he received the 2009 Microsoft Education award for using technology to benefit humanity. CLICK AN IMAGE BELOW TO SEE THE VIDEO SEGMENT.