Register for ACM India Education Webinar on 25 July with Jonaki Ghosh: “Computational Thinking in the Mathematics Classroom”

July 7, 2020

Teaching computational thinking at school is a recent phenomenon in India. Since 2016, ACM India's education initiative, CSpathshala, has been promoting computational thinking by providing a curriculum, teaching aids and training to teachers for free. As the inaugural session of the ACM India Webinar Series on Education, CSpathshala brings you a teacher-oriented webinar that presents innovative ways to make the task of teaching computational thinking easier.

Register now for "Computational Thinking in the Mathematics Classroom", to be presented on Saturday 25 July 2020 at 4 pm IST by Jonaki Ghosh, a faculty at Lady Sri Ram College, University of Delhi.

Registrations are limited, so please register early and secure your spot. Although this is a teacher-oriented initiative, educators, academicians and industry professionals are welcome to attend the webinar. Feel free to forward this communication to those who would be interested.

Note : You can also stream this webinar on your mobile device, including smartphone and tablet.

Abstract: Computational thinking (CT) has been identified as an important skill to be developed at school and Mathematics provides many rich contexts for the meaningful integration of CT based activities. The talk will focus on the relationship between computational thinking and mathematical thinking (MT) by illustrating examples of CT – MT integrated activities. Through these activities, the dual role of technology, in terms of developing students’ mathematical reasoning and at the same time encouraging computational thinking practices will also be highlighted.

Duration : 60 minutes (including audience Q&A)

Dr. Jonaki Ghosh is a faculty in the Department of Elementary Education, Lady Sri Ram College, University of Delhi, where she teaches courses on mathematics education. Her primary areas of research interest are in use of technology in mathematics instruction, professional development of mathematics teachers and popularisation of mathematics. She has published articles in proceedings of conferences as well as international journals and has authored books for school students. She has set up the Ramanujan Foundation for Initiatives in Mathematics Education which caters to professional development and training for mathematics teachers at all levels of school education.

Dr. R Ramanujam, Professor of Computer Science, The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai