Coding for Young Mathematicians

I summarized my thoughts about Lisa Floyd’s presentation at the Bring IT, Together Conference like this. Calculators are successful in Mathematics not because we learn how to write the code to create a calculator but because we use it to get a deeper understanding of non-trivial Mathematics When I saw this in the program, IContinue reading “Coding for Young Mathematicians”

A Scratch curriculum

I found this particularly interesting. Yes, there are all kinds of Scratch resources available if you take the time and effort to find them. Unfortunately, so many of them are single activities that have been done so many times or they’re a cutesy little activity that has no beginning, middle, or end. They’re neat activitiesContinue reading “A Scratch curriculum”

Next week

Next week, December 3-9 marks yet another Hour of Code. This has been going on for a few years now.  It’s an opportunity to try coding exercises in the classroom and perhaps create an interest in Computer Science. Depending on who you are, it might be: something else in education to ignore a first opportunityContinue reading “Next week”