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Computational Thinking

Solving problems, designing systems and understanding human behavior drawing on concepts fundamental to computer science.

computer coding programming challenge

Apr 15, 2020

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Online Programing Challenges for a Chance at a Career at Google

Google’s Kick Start challenge offers coders around the world the chance to develop and hone their programing skills through online-hosted competition rounds. The three-hour rounds feature a variety of algorithmic challenges, all developed by Google engineers so that students get a sense of the technical skills needed for a career at Google.

videos for difficult math concepts

Mar 16, 2020

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Inquiry-based Activities to Increase Students’ Math Understanding

Math educators worked with learning researchers and multimedia developers to create Math Snacks, an online platform that helps students in grades 4–8 work through difficult math concepts. Created in New Mexico State University’s Learning Games Lab, the free Math Snacks materials address critical content, including number sense, ratio, proportion, measurement, scale factor, and prealgebra.

Women Coding IT

Oct 01, 2019

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Award Honoring Girls’ Computing-Related Achievements

The National Center for Women and Information Technology sponsors the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC), which honors ninth- through twelfth-grade girls and women for their computing-related achievements and interests, and encourages them to pursue their passions.

Math Modeling Contest

Oct 01, 2019

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Contest Applying Math to Modeling and Problems Solving

COMAP’s High School Mathematical Contest in Modeling (HiMCM) is an international contest designed to provide high school students with the opportunity to work as team members to engage in and improve their modeling, problem solving, and writing skills.

STEM environmental awareness game

Sep 05, 2019

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Game Pairing Environmental Concepts with Computational Thinking

The Pack, created by the New York Hall of Science, is an open virtual-world game based around two timely STEM subjects—environmental awareness and computational thinking. The game is set in a future world where healthy ecosystems have faltered and resources are scarce.

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