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Programming as a mathematical activity

Institute of Mathematics and its Applications Higher Education Teaching and Learning workshop 'Programming in the Undergraduate Mathematics Curriculum', Middlesex University (27/06/2019).

Abstract:
I have taken on an optional second year programming module for the first time in 2018/19. I will talk about my attempt to redesign, teach and assess this. I will argue that programming is not the same as coding and that programming is relevant to mathematical thinking. I will talk about the structure of the module and its assessment, and redesigning these to be more relevant to future employment.

I teach mathematics at Sheffield Hallam University and am a researcher focused on higher education mathematics educational practice. Find out more about Peter Rowlett. This website also houses lists of my publications and talks I have given.

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