No, not why does math exist. That question is actually relatively easy to deal with.
Once upon a time I did a major in the subject. Later I spent nearly two decades teaching math to middle and high school students. Or trying to. Which means I have a pretty good idea of how mathematics developed over the centuries and how it’s used in the real world.
In the cover story from last weekend’s Sunday Morning program, David Pogue presented a very good and entertaining overview of ChatGPT.
Including, of course, some of the issues around how AI tools like this will impact the teaching of writing in school.
Lots of chatter over the past couple of months about the latest technology poised to disrupt the education system, ChatGPT. Maybe.
What is ChatGPT? Well, if this software is so smart, let it explain.
Last summer, some 800 business, education, and nonprofit leaders” signed onto a statement calling for increased support for teaching computer science in American schools.
How much homework should students be required to do every night?
In his column this week, Jay Mathews is outraged at the commonly-repeated number of 2.7 hours. He claims the amount is currently more like an hour a night, after “an inadequate average of five hours of class a day”.