March 19, 2012

“Almost all parents think that it is a good thing for their kids to do something called “learning math” and are therefore in the market for software that will “teach kids math.” So far, so good. But what is not so good is that their ideas about what math is, and why the kids should […]

December 9, 2011

“Actually the educational software industry does know best about something, but about something other than the best ways to learn mathematics. It has excellent knowledge about what can be most easily sold to parents. Software that drills the kids in using numbers is easily recognized by the most uninformed parent as “math.” That kind of […]

November 9, 2011

“I believe, in principle, that software should be distributed as a free resource; on the other hand, it costs money to develop software. I have a huge conflict with Logo. I’d like to give it away. But unless a gold mine is found, we’d have no money to support new development.” Papert, S. (1984) “The […]