Friday, June 19, 2020, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EDT
Celia Hoyles & Richard Noss University College London, UK
Mapping a Way Forward for Computing and Mathematics: Reflections on the UCL ScratchMaths Project
In England, computing (including a sizeable component of programming) is compulsory for all students from age 6 to 16 years old. In this talk, we briefly describe the UCL ScratchMaths research project, which started in 2014, and developed a 2-year curriculum for 9-11year olds in England aligned to the mandatory national computing and national mathematics primary curricula. We will share the project’s findings derived from its internal and external evaluations, reflect on limitations, offer what we judge to be exemplary tasks and finally, suggest fruitful next steps for research and practice.
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