Should All Children Learn to Code?


EDC mathematics expert Paul Goldenberg is spotlighted in this feature on the important role that exploring computer science plays in helping children learn math: It was during a 1989 visit to Bulgaria that Paul Goldenberg watched elementary school students use programming as a tool for refining and communicating mathematical ideas. What he observed at that school helped crystallize his thinking that programming belongs in the elementary classroom. "As children’s mathematical ideas matured from one grade to another, they could use computer programming to express, test, and explore those ideas,” he recalls. “It was about having expressive language, not about turning them into future computer scientists at all.”


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Publication Date: 

Monday, April 10, 2017