5 reasons why coding should form part of the school curriculum

Should schools teach coding? The answer to that question is a resounding yes! Coding not only helps children to improve their Maths and writing skills, it also gives them valuable skills in life and, eventually, when they go out to work.

 

1. Coding allows children to experiment and explore

Programming encourages children to experiment and learn from their mistakes. It helps children learn to problem-solve and develop an appreciation of how things work.

 

2. It teaches children how to think logically

Computer programming is not just about teaching how to type lines of code. It is more about teaching children how to think logically as they need to be able to see a large problem and break it down into smaller pieces to be able to solve it in an effective manner.

 

3. It fosters creativity

Computer programming gives children the confidence to be creative as they have the chance to design something that is entirely their own. When children learn how to code it gives them the opportunity to be confident and create something in a fun and exciting way.

 

4. It will help them when they enter the workforce

Nowadays, coding is a very useful skill to possess. There are an increasing number of businesses who rely on computer code… and not just those in the technology sector. Children who learn how to code will have the advantage in life with more employment opportunities available to them in the future.

 

5. It helps children learn how to have fun with Maths

Coding teaches children how software engineers use Maths to solve problems in a logical and creative way. Learning to programme involves many skills including organising and analysing data. Children can improve their math skills while coding - without even realising it, and in a fun way.

 

Authored by the Finerton.com News Team (Malta)
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