In the ever-evolving world that we live, it is important that we learn how to change our fundamental approach to the way we function and deal with complex situations.
It is said that by the middle of the 21st century, computational skills will be as basic a requirement as reading, writing, and arithmetic!
Computational thinking is a practical approach to solving problems that involves the analysis and processing of data and articulating problems and their solutions in a manner that a computer can recognize, process, and execute. It involves the use of problem-solving methodologies to deconstruct the problem into smaller manageable subproblems and identifying the right abstractions to deal with scale and complexity. Further, it is used to identify existing patterns or models that can be adapted into building an algorithm to solve the problem.
Computational Thinking is a powerful modern life skill that will transform ordinary students into confident problem solvers. These skills can give students the distinct edge to succeed in any domain they choose for their careers.
Why Computational Thinking is a life skill?
The Cambridge University-approved Coding Sandpit is a dynamic eight-level series designed for the teaching and learning of computational thinking and programming. The series has been developed keeping in mind the wider applications of computational thinking, problem solving, and critical reasoning skills that are vital to success in the digital era.
The Coding Sandpit program will enable young learners to::
– Use Computational Thinking to solve problems across different subjects
– Focus on the skills needed to meet the demands of the Digital Revolution
– Program a computer to solve complex tasks
– Arrive at actionable solutions in scientifically and systematically
– Explore ideas and convert solutions to algorithms
The Coding Sandpit program series is authored by The Association for Computing Machinery—the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society. It is best known for instituting the Annual Turing Award, which is widely considered the Nobel Prize for Computing.
To make computational learning more engaging and interactive, students are provided access to a digital programming environment by Code Monkey—a platform that fosters a deep understanding of technology and pedagogy, creating a situation that both teachers and kids enjoy tremendously.