### March 25, 2020

“In many schools today, the phrase “computer-aided instruction” means making the computer teach the child. One might say the computer is being... Read More

### May 14, 2014

“Across the globe there is a love affair between children and the digital technologies. They love the computers, they love the phones,... Read More

### April 30, 2014

“Throughout this essay, I use the word “mathematics” as a stand in for all disciplines. I use the word “math” to refer... Read More

### June 27, 2012

“It is self-indulgent of us as teachers to say that we can spend 3 hours a week with a student and give... Read More

### April 11, 2012

“Being a mathematician is no more definable as “knowing” a set of of mathematical facts than being a poet is definable as... Read More

### March 22, 2012

“In Mindstorms (Papert, 1980), I asked (choosing one out of a vast number of possible examples) why the quadratic equation of the... Read More

### March 12, 2012

“Instead of making kids learn math let’s make math kids will learn.” Papert, S. (1996). “An Exploration in the Space of Mathematics... Read More

### February 9, 2012

“What they teach in school, I like to call, “math,” as opposed to mathematics. Mathematics is one of the great jewels of... Read More

### December 8, 2011

“A central idea behind our learning environments was that children would be able to use powerful ideas from mathematics and science as... Read More

### October 25, 2011

“Let’s go back to Dewey for a moment. Intellectual growth, he often told us, must be rooted in the child’s experience. But... Read More