Teacher Skills Forum 2020

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Saturday, March 7 • 1:20pm - 2:20pm
Learning to Scratch: Using computer programming to explore mathematical ideas

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This computer workshop is a practical session using materials from the freely available ScratchMaths curriculum, a two-year computing and mathematics-based curriculum for Key Stage 2 pupils (Years 5 and 6). Its aim is to enable pupils to engage with and explore important mathematical ideas through learning to program. The ScratchMaths curriculum has been designed and trialled by a team based at the UCL Knowledge Lab in London, England in conjunction with primary teachers and is currently being used in over 50 schools across England. No previous experience of computer programming is required.

By the end of this workshop participants will be able to:
- Explain the 5E pedagogical framework for teaching using computer programming
- Use the ScratchMaths curriculum materials
- Program in Scratch to create simple repeated patterns and construct and explore regular polygons

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Piers Saunders - بيرس سوندرز

Head of Initial Teacher Education and lecturer in Mathematics education - مدير برنامج "التعليم الأولي للمعلمين" ومُحاضر في تعليم مبحث الرياضيات, UCL Institute of Education - معهد التعليم التابع للكليّة الجامعية في لندن (UCL)
Piers Saunders is the Head of Initial Teacher Education and lecturer in Mathematics education at the UCL Institute of Education, London. He is an experienced secondary school mathematics teacher, working in multiple schools in London. Piers has led the Secondary Teach First ITE programme... Read More →

Saturday March 7, 2020 1:20pm - 2:20pm EET
Computer Lab 1 - Ground Floor