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Chris Keathley on Writing, reading, and talking mathematics

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Full Title: Writing, reading, and talking mathematics: One interdisciplinary possibility
Link: http://stfj.net/DesigningForProblem-Solvers/Winograd1995.pdf

Description:
As engineers we're consistently challenged with new problems.
Often times these problems are outside of our initial reach. In order to
solve them we have to use modeling techniques combined with our previous experiences. Learning how to solve problems in this way is difficult and it can leave many people feeling lost.

In 1995, Ken Winograd and Karen M. Higgins presented a paper that examined the concept of "problem writing" and how it could be used to effectively teach children mathematics.

In this talk we'll see two distinct viewpoints on learning, examine the
nature of problem solving, and discuss ways that we can apply problem
writing in our work.

Bio:
Chris Keathley is a senior backend engineer at Bleacher Report. He spends his days scaling services, building distributed systems, and making things integrate with Kafka.

When he's not writing code for work, Chris can be found writing code for
fun, talking about the joys of functional programming, playing pinball,
roasting coffee, or building lego with his kids.