Complex Creativity and Innovation
The adoption last
month of new Common Core State Standards
in English language arts and mathematics by the Ohio State Board of Education
will be accompanied by revisions in social studies and science as the state
works to implement a new series of assessments over the next several years.
may be hard pressed to keep pace with the potential of a revolutionary new web
that not only stores knowledge, but enables students and teachers to engage in
computations that provide definitive answers to factual inquiries. Growing
fast, WolframAlpha already contains
over 10 trillion pieces of data, 50,000 algorithms and models, and linguistic
capabilities for over 1000 domains.
Wolfram on TED Talks, April 2010
The site is the
brainchild of Stephen Wolfram
the founder of Mathematica
the software that first began to integrate multiple aspects of technical
computing into a single package in the 1980s.
Mathematica is increasingly being adopted to K-12 as well as college
settings to introduce real-world data and foster problem solving skills.
The creative and
innovative potential of Mathematica
can be seen at Wolfram Demonstration Project
where educators can download a free version of the Mathematica7 player.