Developing mathematical thinking and problem solving through Scratch CY006
Scratch is a free programming language available to use online or as a free download. The software is commonly used in schools to deliver many elements of the KS2 Computing Curriculum. There have been many studies and pilot projects evaluating the impact of how learning computer programming can impact positively on mathematics performance and this course will focus on how Scratch can be utilised to develop common mathematical concepts in an engaging and motivating environment. The course will enable attendees to use the Scratch environment with confidence and develop and utilise a range of open ended practical activities effectively back in the classroom.