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It IS about the technology: mathematics has computational objects

Posted by: Gary Ernest Davis on: February 2, 2010

I read a lot – particularly on #edchat and #edtech on Twitter – that “it’s about the pedagogy, not about the technology.” There’s something about this that bugs me in relation to my current mathematical teaching and mathematical experience. Maybe in language or English teaching the technology is “only a tool”. I want to argue […]

Computational media: the universal acid of mathematics teaching (1)

Posted by: Gary Ernest Davis on: December 17, 2009

The times they are a-changing In Darwin’s Dangerous Idea, Daniel Dennett discusses a fantasy universal acid that eats through and transforms  all containers into which it is placed. He applies this notion of universal transformation to Darwin’s evolutionary theory, and writes: “… it eats through just about every traditional concept, and leaves in its wake […]