Conrad Wolfram: Teaching kids real math with computers

www.ted.com From rockets to stock markets, math powers many of humanity’s most thrilling creations. So why do kids lose interest? Conrad Wolfram says the part of math we teach — calculation by hand — isn’t just tedious, it’s mostly irrelevant to real mathematics and the real world. He presents his radical idea teaching kids math

Stephen Wolfram: Computing a theory of everything

www.ted.com Stephen Wolfram, creator of Mathematica, talks about his quest to make all knowledge computational — able to be searched, processed and manipulated. His new search engine, Wolfram Alpha, has no lesser goal than to model and explain the physics underlying the universe.TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from