Collaboration between Mathematics and Computing departments

Collaboration between Mathematics and Computing departments

Computing is a relatively new subject in schools. But computing in mathematics education has a long history.

In the 1980s and 90s students could be found drawing ever more complicated patterns and spirals using LOGO on a BBC B microcomputer. And in doing so, they were using their mathematical knowledge and problem solving skills to produce some impressive designs. Fast forward to today, and freely available software such as Geogebra, Desmos and Autograph now provide great opportunities for students to use technology as part of their everyday learning experience.

Click here to read an article by Steve Lyon (Mathematics specialist at the National STEM Learning Centre) delving deeper into the connection between Maths and Computer Science