Math + Coding in Grades 9-12

Workshop by George Gadanidis (Western), 5 May 2021

A. INTRODUCTION
B. GRADE 9 DESTREAMED
  • what happened last time around?
  • what are some key directions this time around?
C. WHAT CHANGED IN GRADES 1-8?
D. MATH + CODING IN SECONDARY SCHOOL
E. BIG PICTURE
  • teach math, not coding
  • tell a good math story
  • aim for a low floor & a high ceiling
LOW FLOORHIGH CEILING
Linear relations in gr. 1/2Interview with applied mathematician Lindi Wahl
Infinity & limit in gr. 3Interview with mathematician Graham Denham
Circular relations in gr. 3Circular relations across grades
F. READINGS
G. WRAP UP
  • what did you learn?
  • what else do you want to know?