Institute of Education


Playing with the language of maths through coding

Start: Jun 07, 2017 05:00 PM
End: Jun 07, 2017 07:00 PM

Location: Room 915, UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL

UCL Festival of Culture 2017

Here’s the big idea: maths is difficult in part because of the language in which it is expressed. Can we find a different language – and set of ideas and approaches - that is more open, more accessible and more learnable?

And can we find it without sacrificing what makes mathematics work? Our tentative answer is 'yes' – the language of programming might – if we design it right – be just such a language.

ScratchMaths is a research project based at UCL Institute of Education (IOE). It is a two-year computing and mathematics-based curriculum for Key Stage 2 pupils (Years 5 and 6), and aims to enable pupils to engage with and explore important mathematical ideas through learning to program.

Join this session to find out more, and meet the researchers behind this innovative programme.

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