Big Mathematical Ideas from Computing


Digital technology is having an enormous impact on how mathematics is done. It is greatly widening the fields of application of mathematics, making it more important than ever in science, business, government and even the entertainment industry. There are new possibilities for data visualisation. Simulation of many types of behaviour supplements formula-based mathematical modelling. Simple rules have been shown to underlie many of the complex patterns in nature.
The session will illustrate these ideas with highlights from three “Mathematics and Algorithmic Thinking” units for Years 9 – 11. These are freely available from the reSolve project ( These classroom-ready units show students how computer-based mathematics complements, extends, and enriches traditional mathematical methods. Many real world examples from science, society, art, etc. are encountered.

Kaye Stacey

Session Code Session Date Session Start Session Finish Session Location Places Remaining
E-16 05/12/2019 03:40 pm 04:40 pm La Trobe University, Bundoora
I-11 06/12/2019 02:30 pm 03:30 pm La Trobe University, Bundoora


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