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Integrating Computational Thinking into the Math Classroom

January 17, 2017 at 09:00:00 PM · Eastern Time (US & Canada) 495 views
About This Webinar

In this webinar, participants will begin to understand and identify ways in which computational thinking can be incorporated into the math classroom through the context of coding. A wide range of examples and evidence-based practices will be shared. Math topics will include geometry, patterning and plotting points on the Cartesian Plane. Coding tools will include Scratch, ScratchJr, Python, Sphero and Arduino. Participants will be inspired to explore ways in which they can use computational thinking to inform their own pedagogical practices, enrich their lessons and enhance student understanding of math ideas.

Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
Webinar ID: d7b8abab331b
Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter Lisa Floyd
Lisa is a Computational Thinking in Math and Science Education instructor at Western University's Faculty of Education and also a teacher on leave from the Thames Valley District School Board in London, Ontario. She is currently working for Fair Chance Learning (fairchancelearning.com), sharing her passion for STEAM, coding and makerspace tools with students and teachers across Canada. She is completing her grad studies in Mathematics Education and works as a research assistant for projects led by professors involved with Computational Thinking initiatives.
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Global Math Department webinar platform hosts Integrating Computational Thinking into the Math Classroom
The Global Math Department began as a group of teachers who knew each other through Twitter, math education blogs and Twitter Math Camp. Since 2012 The Global Math Department community has grown into a multi-faceted group of math educators who love to share their ideas related to teaching and learning mathematics. We recognize that as educators we are charged with promoting equity and access within mathematics instruction. In addition, we believe it is crucial that teachers be provided with quality resources and ideas that they can use immediately with their students. Lively and friendly conversations in our weekly webinars encourage all participants to share and continue to grow as educators.
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