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A tribute to Seymour Papert, the father of Artificial Intelligence

It’s important to remember that Whizz stands on the shoulders of giants. One of those giants, Seymour Papert, passed away this past Sunday, July 31st 2016 at the age of 88.

It is no exaggeration to say that Papert revolutionized the way computers are thought about and used in education. He was a true …

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Technology in the Modern Classroom

Being a teacher is undoubtedly one of the most rewarding jobs out there. Teachers change and impact the lives of their students in multiple ways every day. However, being a teacher is also a very challenging and demanding job. With class sizes rising and language barriers becoming more prevalent, how does a teacher ensure that …

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Whizz Education at Harvard Global Alumni Conference for International Educators

Whizz’s Head of Product, Junaid Mubeen, recently delivered a presentation at the 2016 Harvard Global Alumni Conference for International Educators. Junaid graduated from the International Education Policy Master’s program at Harvard in 2012 and had the opportunity to reconnect with education thought leaders and practitioners from around the world.

The presentation, titled Learning …

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The role of Artificial Intelligence in virtual math tutoring

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Whizz was invited to present at the UCL Knowledge Lab on the topic of artificial intelligence in Education. The panel of expert speakers explored various themes raised in the recent report Intelligence Unleashed, which makes the case for using AI to advance learning and teaching.

In his presentation …

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What is the best way to teach math?

In this series of posts, we will explore the history, research and practice of two key strands of mathematical learning: procedural fluency and conceptual understanding (sometimes referred to as procedural knowledge and conceptual knowledge, respectively).

An age-old conflict
Education has long been embroiled in a fierce dispute around how students best learn mathematics. It …

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