Integrating agent-based programming with elementary science: The role of sociomathematical norms

Amanda Dickes, Amy Farris, Pratim Sengupta

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Abstract

How can elementary grade teachers integrate programming and computational thinking with the science curriculum? To answer this question, we present results from a long-term, design-based, microgenetic study where 1) agent-based programming using ViMAP was integrated with existing elementary science curricula and 2) lessons were taught by the classroom teacher. We present an investigation of the co-development of children's computational thinking and scientific modeling and show that the integration of programming with scientific modeling can be supported by the development of sociomathematical norms for designing "mathematically good" computational models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICCE 2016 - 24th International Conference on Computers in Education
Subtitle of host publicationThink Global Act Local - Main Conference Proceedings
EditorsSu Luan Wong, Alba Garcia Barrera, Hiroyuki Mitsuhara, Gautam Biswas, Jiyou Jia, Jie-Chi Yang, Michelle P. Banawan, Muhammet Demirbilek, Matthew Gaydos, Chui-Pin Lin, Jin Gon Shon, Sridhar Iyer, Agneta Gulz, Chris Holden, Greg Kessler, Ma. Mercedes T. Rodrigo, Pratim Sengupta, Peppi Taalas, Weiqin Chen, Sahana Murthy, Beaumie Kim, Xavier Ochoa, Daner Sun, Nelson Baloian, Tore Hoel, Ulrich Hoppe, Ting-Chia Hsu, Agnes Kukulska-Hulme, Hui-Chun Chu, Xiaoqing Gu, Weiqin Chen, Jun Song Huang, Ming-Fong Jan, Lung-Hsiang Wong, Chengjiu Yin
PublisherAsia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education
Pages129-138
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9789868473577
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Event24th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2016 - Mumbai, India
Duration: Nov 28 2016Dec 2 2016

Publication series

NameICCE 2016 - 24th International Conference on Computers in Education: Think Global Act Local - Main Conference Proceedings

Conference

Conference24th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2016
CountryIndia
CityMumbai
Period11/28/1612/2/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Education
  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Hardware and Architecture

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