About Conrad Wolfram: Conrad Wolfram is a British technologist and businessman known for his work in information technology and its application.

There's certainly an issue of helping teachers to move to a new way of thinking about things, but there are also new methodologies one can employ. You don't have to have the teacher teaching the whole lesson. There are remote links, there are special...

Maths is fundamentally a different process in education than it is in the real world. There is an insistence that we do maths by hand when most of it is done by computers. The idea that you have to do everything by hand before you can operate a compu...

Computers do the calculating to allow people to transform the world.

Calculating does not equal mathematics. It's a subsection of it. In years gone by it was the limiting factor, but computers now allow you to make the whole of mathematics more intellectual.

One thing is for sure: most of the people admitting candidates to universities for technical subjects are pretty dissatisfied with the level of math education.

Maths should be more practical and more conceptual, but less mechanical.

Any tool can be used badly.

Answers are what we are trying to get at; search is a process by which you may be able to get answers, but it's not the end goal. It's a mechanism.

I couldn't tell you in any detail how my computer works. I use it with a layer of automation.

Every math curriculum in the world is based on the idea of hand-calculating, and most of what you're teaching is how to calculate. And I think the resistance to this is very variable.