Computational thinking in mathematics: To be or not to be, that is the question

Weng Kin HO, Chee Kit LOOI, Wendy HUANG, Peter SEOW, Longkai WU

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Abstract

Computational Thinking is a paradigm for problem solving with the goal that problems and their solutions can be executed by a computer. Because of one’s natural association of computer and computer programming, one is often misguided to think that computational thinking is solely reserved for the computer scientists and computer programmers. This chapter takes the stance that computational thinking is a generically useful way of thinking that is applicable across all disciplines, and in particular, mathematics. We highlight four design principles that mathematics teachers in Secondary Schools and Junior Colleges can apply to create lessons that promote computational thinking to forge mathematical ideas and enhance mathematics learning, which we term as “Math + C” lessons. Copyright © 2021 by World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMathematics: Connection and Beyond: Yearbook 2020 Association of Mathematics Educators
EditorsTin Lam TOH, Ban Heng CHOY
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherWorld Scientific
Pages205-234
ISBN (Electronic)9789811236983
ISBN (Print)9789811236976, 9789811238208
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Citation

Ho, W. K., Looi, C. K., Huang, W., Seow, P., & Wu, L. (2021). Computational thinking in mathematics: To be or not to be, that is the question. In T. L. Toh & B. H. Choy (Eds.), Mathematics: Connection and Beyond: Yearbook 2020 Association of Mathematics Educators (pp. 205-234). Singapore: World Scientific.

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