Coding in Math

A session at Bring IT, Together 2014

Thursday 6th November, 2014

4:00pm to 4:50pm (EST)

There is no argument in the value of having students write computer code from a critical thinking standpoint. Students as young as kindergarten can begin to explore theories of computer science. Whether the algorithm is how to make toast, or how to find the factors of a composite number, kids of all ages can understand the procedures. A student cannot develop an 'app' to find the area of a square without first understanding the formula and algorithm for solving this problem. Allow your students to demonstrate an understanding of numeracy concepts by creating their own apps and tools to solve mathematical problems.

This session will range from the very basics of learning to code, to actually coding an 'app' to support intermediate numeracy. A wide variety of tools will be shared that teachers can bring back to their schools.

Creativity and collaboration are 2 of the C's of the 21st century and having students write computer code is an excellent way to engage them in what is often rote and repetitive learning in a traditional math class.

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Brian Aspinall

Teacher with #LKDSB Dork, Coach, Blogger, Speaker - EdTech Startups. Once made a web app called @scrawlar. Also check @nkwiry @clipkwik @sketchlot & @twiducate

39 attendees

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  • Greg Sorli
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  • Jamila Monahan
  • Jason Wigmore
  • Jennifer Minnie
  • John Gibson
  • Jessie Woollacott
  • Kurt Beer
  • Lori Ramer
  • Kristen Fennell
  • Mark Sheward
  • Michael Carl
  • Brian Aspinall
  • Lisa Boate
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  • NDrew
  • Nicole
  • Anna-Marie Boulding
  • Nuno de Castro
  • Jonathan Rajalingam
  • Sumera Fraser
  • Tyler Hankinson
  • Bill Legate
  • Melanie Mulcaster
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  • Benjamin Claxton

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Time 4:00pm4:50pm EST

Date Thu 6th November 2014


Peller Estates Ballroom D, Scotiabank Convention Centre

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