A literature review of quantum education in K-12 level

Brief Paper (Asynchronous) ID: 59389
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    Yuming He
    Old Dominion University
  2. Shenghua Zha
    University of South Alabama
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    Wu He
    Old Dominion University

Abstract: Quantum computing is an emerging technology paradigm of computing and has the potential to solve computational problems intractable using today’s classical computers or digital technology. Quantum computing is expected to be disruptive for many industries. The power of quantum computing technologies is based on the fundamentals of quantum mechanics, such as quantum superposition, quantum entanglement, or the no-cloning theorem. To build a highly trained and skilled quantum workforce that meets future industry needs, there is a need to introduce quantum concepts early on in K-12 schools since the learning of quantum is a lengthy process. As fundamental quantum concepts derive from physics, students usually start to learn physics in secondary schools. Since the resources and curriculum design for quantum education in K-12 level is rare, we conducted a literature review with a focus on quantum computing education in K-12 level and filled the research gap.


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