Mindstorms: Children, Computers, And Powerful Ideas

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Basic Books, Aug 4, 1993 - Education - 252 pages
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Mindstorms has two central themes: that children can learn to use computers in a masterful way and that learning to use computers can change the way they learn everything else. Even outside the classroom, Papert had a vision that the computer could be used just as casually and as personally for a diversity of purposes throughout a person’s entire life. Seymour Papert makes the point that in classrooms saturated with technology there is actually more socialization and that the technology often contributes to greater interaction among students and among students and instructors.

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Interesting ideas about how computers could be used to help children learn math the way they learn to speak. Computers "speak" math natively, and also provide models for thinking about thinking. Read full review

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About the author (1993)

Seymour Papert is Lego Professor of Mathematics and Education at MIT, where he is also co-founder of the artificial intelligence and media laboratories.

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