Kids Who Code Could Raise Math Scores

The Boston Globe, Tablettoddlers’ adopted hometown newspaper, asks if teaching kids to code will boost math SAT scores.

From the article:

“It’s not enough to just teach kids some programming language and magically expect they’ll make the connection to math skills.  Teachers have to point out explicitly how functions taught in programming will be seen again in their math class.  If taught the appropriate computer language with a teacher well-versed in the curriculum, students should be able to use a neurological process called transfer to quickly pick up novel math concepts that overlap with what they learned in programming.”

We couldn’t agree more.

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