[Edu-sig] Math Thinking community, meet Math 2.0 network! February 24th webinar

Maria Droujkova droujkova at gmail.com
Wed Feb 24 16:43:12 CET 2010

Wednesday, February 24th 2010 we will meet in the LearnCentral public
Elluminate room at 6:30pm Pacific / 9:30pm Eastern time:

This event, in the Research, Grants and Publications Track, is devoted to
the Math in Computer Science community. As a part of the introduction, Maria
Droujkova will interview Peter Henderson, a co-founder of the community,
about their history, goals and projects. We will then take a look at an
active K-12 group within the community, The Teach Group, with Rex Page
answering questions about it. We may touch on some of the currently "hot"
controversies within the community, such as roles of procedural and
functional programming in helping students understand mathematics.

More information from the community's site http://www.math-in-cs.org/ What
we are Mathematical reasoning is central to computer science. It should
therefore be an integral part of the entire CS curriculum, with special
emphasis in the early courses. This would be a deviation from current
practice, requiring systemic change in CS education. We are a group of
computer scientists, mathematicians, and others interested in fostering such
The group "meets" (via
to discuss topics related to mathematical reasoning in CS and its teaching.
An archive <http://mail.geneseo.edu/pipermail/math-thinking-l/> of these
discussions is available on-line. Possible topics include, but are not
limited to, which mathematical concepts are relevant, when and how they
can/should be introduced and reinforced in the curriculum, how they relate
to practice, pedagogical approaches to teaching math foundations, supporting
laboratories, etc. We are undertaking concrete projects designed to raise
awareness of mathematical reasoning in CS and of ways of teaching it.

Events where community members meet

   - CCSC:MW <http://www.ccsc.org/midwest/conference/>, the 16th annual
   Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges Midwestern conference, Oct. 9-
   10, 2009, St. Xavier University, Chicago, IL, USA.
   - CCSC:NW <http://www.ccsc.org/northwest/>, the 11th annual Consortium
   for Computing Sciences in Colleges Northwestern conference, Oct. 9 - 10,
   2009, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington, USA.
   - OOPSLA 2009 <http://www.oopsla.org/oopsla2009/>, the 2009 ACM/SIGPLAN
   Object Oriented Programming Languages Systems and Applications conference,
   Oct. 25 - 29, 2009, Orlando, Florida, USA.
   - CCSC:E <http://ccsce09.villanova.edu/>, the 25th annual Consortium for
   Computing Sciences in Colleges Eastern Conference, Oct. 30 - 31, 2009,
   Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania, USA.
   - SIGCSE 2010 <http://www.sigcse.org/sigcse2010/>, the 41st ACM Technical
   Symposium on Computer Science Education, Mar. 10 - 13, 2010, Milwaukee, WI,
   - CCSC:CP <http://www.ccsc.org/centralplains/>, the 16th Annual
   Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges Central Plains Conference,
   April 9 - 10, 2010, Park University, Parkville, Missouri, USA.
   - ACMSE <http://www.cs.olemiss.edu/acmse2010/Call_for_Participation.htm>,
   the 48th ACM Southeast Conference, April 15 - 17, 2010, Oxford, Mississippi,
   - ICSE 2010 <http://www.sbs.co.za/ICSE2010/>, the 32nd International
   Conference on Software Engineering, May 2 - 10, 2010, Cape Town, South
   - PLDI 2010 <http://cs.stanford.edu/pldi10/>, the 2010 ACM/SIGPLAN
   Conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation, June 5 - 10,
   2010, Toronto, Canada.

Maria Droujkova

Make math your own, to make your own math.
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