- A study to probe deeper into the relationship between mathematical aspects of a problem and the modifications needed so that it can be investigated/ solved on a computer in an upper-level undergraduate math problem-solving course.
- The aim is to inform teaching practice, for instance by identifying situations where students experience difficulties, and by exposing misconceptions in their thinking and approaches.
- The study will attempt to identify “good” math problems of two kind: problems that help students learn basic programming skills, and those that naturally invite investigations using programming.
- Miroslav Lovric, McMaster University
The paper written by Ami Mamolo and Miroslav Lovric “Computational Thinking in and for Undergraduate Mathematics: Perspectives of a Mathematician” has been accepted as a contributing talk at the Annual RUME (Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education) Conference, San Diego, 23-25 February 2017.