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Dec 4, 2016

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Nordic Edtech Conference:
Interview with:
Maarit Rossi, Global Teacher Prize Nominee & Founder, Paths to Maths
The new Finnish curriculum and what you need to know about it 
Showcasing why maths is relevant and how maths can solve real world problems 
Challenging the lack of VC investment in female-led businesses 

Sample Quotations:

The new curriculum puts much more attention to the student being the centre of learning.
Finland: we are a research-based education.
It's my mission. I want to change Math education, not just in Finland, but in the whole world.
Interdisciplinary Math is very important.
8 students out of 10 are solving mathematics based on memorising. This really shows what is happening in math classes all over the world. We have to change it.
Learning in the classroom is not only working with the computers or tablets, it’s working together.
The first learning games have been made for consumers and now I am talking about schools
It's very important what kind of principal you have in your school and what kind of system you have in your country.
About 50 years ago Finland was one of the poorest countries in the world and now we are one of the richest countries. We don't have oil, but we have the education.
We have to give the environment of learning to students.
We need a big(ger) investor to bring the project to the next level.


Maarit Rossi, Founder and Chair Paths to Math: 

Lauri Jarvilehto, CEO Lightneer: 

Cathy M. Rubin, The Global Search for Education: 

Teach Middle East Magazine: 

Cecilia Villabona, Owner&Author of Paths to Math: 

Ten Questions for Mathematics Teachers: 

Venture Funding and Women: 

BETT Show: 

Maarit Rosi is speaking at the TES Leaders Summit at Bett 2017 


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