Computational Thinking: going beyond the text book


Middle school mathematics students tend to solve most problems by applying a template algorithm / method like the one presented in the worked examples at the start of each chapter of a textbook. Because of this habit some students freeze when faced with a problem that cannot be solved by any such method. This workshop will present a set of exercises in the form of flowcharts and procedures which are designed to help students use an iterative approach to problem solving involving educated guesses and subsequent feedback. They will also learn new ways to both conceptualise and draw algorithms which will help deepen their understand of both coding and mathematics. Please bring a charged laptop to the session, part of it will include programming in Scratch.

Sanjin Dedic
Meg Pini

Session Code Session Date Session Start Session Finish Session Location Places Remaining
G-31 07/12/2018 11:00 am 12:00 pm La Trobe University


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