Favourite Talks from useR 2017

Arthur Benjamin: Teach statistics before calculus!

Arthur Benjamin thinks that the end goal of teaching Mathematics at school should be Statistics rather than Calculus. He has a point: in terms of understanding things in the real world, Statistics is definitely more powerful. These ideas are quite compatible with those of Conrad Wolfram, who thinks that we should be using computers more extensively in Mathematics education.

Conrad Wolfram: Teaching kids real math with computers

Conrad Wolfram gives a thought provoking talk on a different way to teach Mathematics in schools.