Title

A Novel Approach to K-12 CS Education: Linking Mathematics and Computer Science

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Language

eng

Publication Date

2008

Publisher

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Source Publication

Proceedings of the 39th SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education

Source ISSN

9781595937995

Abstract

This paper describes a continuing series of summer workshops hosted by Purdue University entitled "Linking Mathematics and Computer Science." Each is designed to inform and inspire high school teachers of mathematics with an interest in computer science. Originally conceived as an extension of our existing K-12 outreach, our workshop aims to provide teachers with innovative activities and ideas that link their secondary school mathematics curriculum with computer science. By reaching out to high school math teachers, we hope to in turn reach a broader base of students outside of computer science classes. By fostering interest in this broader audience, we can increase the number of students entering undergraduate computer science programs, and reach a larger segment of underrepresented populations.

Comments

Published in Proceedings of the 39th SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education 2008: 286-290. DOI.