MfA Workshop — Computational Thinking
Tonight I’ll be running a workshop for teachers titled “Building Bridges Through Computational Thinking.”
In the workshop we’ll explore the mathematical and pedagogical benefits in taking a computational approach to mathematics. Through a variety of computational thinking tasks spanning different branches of math, we’ll see how these tasks offer alternate pathways into mathematical ideas, genuine engagement in applied mathematics and mathematical modeling, and opportunities for rich pedagogical variety.
This work is a natural continuation of the work I’ve been doing at the intersection of mathematics and computer science education for the past several years. As always, I’m grateful to be supported by Math for America and MfA’s teacher community in developing and trying out new ideas for students and teachers.