Application of the four phases of computational thinking and integration of blocky programming in a sixth-grade mathematics course

Ting Chia Hsu, Hsin Chung Hu

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Abstract

This study put four steps, problem decomposition, pattern recognition, abstraction, and algorithm, into practice by integrating the blocky programming language, Scratch, into a mathematics course. The teacher guided the sixth-graders to apply the four steps of computational thinking to writing a blocky program to solve daily-life equality axiom mathematics problems. The results showed that the method was beneficial for promoting the learning effectiveness of mathematics, and also found that there was a significantly positive correlation between the performance of blocky programming and the mathematics post-test. There was no significant correlation between creative tendency and self-efficacy after the experiment. Self-efficacy had a positive correlation to learning motivation both before and after the experiment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of International Conference on Computational Thinking Education, CTE 2017
EditorsSiu-cheung KONG, Josh SHELDON, Robert Kwok-yiu LI
PublisherThe Education University of Hong Kong
Pages73-76
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9789887703440
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event1st International Conference on Computational Thinking Education, CTE 2017 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 2017 Jul 132017 Jul 15

Publication series

NameProceedings of International Conference on Computational Thinking Education
ISSN (Electronic)2664-5661

Conference

Conference1st International Conference on Computational Thinking Education, CTE 2017
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period2017/07/132017/07/15

Keywords

  • Computational Thinking
  • Learning motivation
  • Mathematics
  • Scratch
  • Self-efficacy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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