Changing the Game: Teaching Elementary Mathematics Through Coding

ID: 54627 Type: Brief Paper
  1. Paula Jakopovic, Michelle Friend, Betty Love, and Victor Winter, University of Nebraska at Omaha, United States

Thursday, March 21 11:50 AM-12:10 PM Location: Sunset 6 View on map

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Abstract: In the current climate of a technology-centered world and standards-based educational system, the vision of including computer science and computational thinking at the elementary level has gained momentum in recent years. This paper examines the similarities between elementary mathematics and computer science content standards and practices, and describes a hands-on, visual coding curriculum that allows teachers to integrate the two into mathematics instruction that meets the requirements of the standards using research based instructional strategies.

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