Big Idea Project for 2016 Overview 
Incorporating coding into the mainstream of mathematics courses 
Research Question 
How can coding be introduced into the mainstream of mathematics education in ways that are achievable for students and teachers? 
What method will you use to collect data on your project? 
With reference to DoL Dim One, and the SAMR and TPACK models:

Identify the 21st century skills in this project e.g. collaboration, ICT, skilful communication, knowledge construction, innovation and problem solving, selfregulation 
ICT Knowledge construction Innovation and problem solving 
What technologies will you use to deliver your `Big Idea’ project? 
Scratch, MATLAB/Simulink, Excel 
How will you spread your `Big Idea’ across the College? 
Make outcomes and materials accessible to staff via Office 365 
What are the key skills you will deliver? 
The key skills that students will develop will include:
The key skills that teachers will develop will include the skills listed above plus the ability to connect their technological and pedagogical knowledge in order to produce positive outcomes for the students 
What support do you require to implement your `Big Idea’ project e.g. professional development, technology? 
PD courses from MathWorks and Microsoft are already available and we have the necessary technology 
What outcomes will you achieve in 2016? 
Review of work already carried out in incorporating coding into assessment pieces Trial and evaluation of four formative learning experiences that use coding to support knowledge construction in mathematics. 
Are you interested in submitting your `Big Idea’ project to join the Microsoft Expert Educators program in 2017? 
Yes, if suitable
Timeline of events
Goals/Target/Activities/Resources  Timeline/Achievement Date 
Publication online of ten assessment pieces written at Ormiston which involve coding in mainstream mathematics  May 2016 
Online case study of use of MATLAB conducted by industry partner MathWorks and featuring Ormiston  Nov 2016 
Four 21CLD activities that involve use of coding and spreadsheeting  Nov 2016 
Responding as a reviewer of the new mathematics syllabuses for the Queensland Curriculum Assessment Authority  May, June Oct 2016 