Computational Thinking and the Curriculum of Mathematics in Portugal


  • Sandra dos Anjos

  • Canário Custódio Ribeiro


teaching and learning of mathematics, computacional thinking, problem solving


The emphasis on the importance of programming and computational thinking has been a constant in recent pedagogical trends Wing 2006 2010 NRC 2011 In the same perspective Pollock et al 2019 characterize computational thinking as decomposition algorithms data and abstraction According to Selby Woolard 2013 and Tabesh 2017 computational thinking in addition to being associated with decomposition pattern recognition algorithms and abstraction identifies the importance of debugging that is the ability to test and evaluate the effectiveness of the solution correct errors and seek to refine and optimize the solution This was the framework that was taken into account for the start of the MatemaTIC pilot project promoted by the Directorate-General for Education DGE with the joint organization of the Association of Mathematics Teachers APM University of Coimbra UC and of the CCTIC of the University of vora CCTIC UE This project started in 2019 involved teachers of the 1st Cycle of Basic Education from 30 Groups of Schools in Portugal and its main objective was to create resources and training contexts for teachers of this level of education to support the development of their skills professional skills in the fields of mathematics and ICT so that they are able to work on issues of computational thinking algorithms and computing in the classroom with students The final considerations point to the importance of the theme in the awareness of the learning that they intend to consolidate in the students the importance of the contents to be developed in the process of supporting students with gradually more complex tasks helping to build reasoning and develop mathematical language the importance of generalizing and transferring the problem-solving process to a wide variety of similar tasks the importance of collaborative work in the active role of the student in the construction of knowledge and in the importance of involving the student in the evaluation process in the sense of self-assessment and self-correction

How to Cite

Sandra dos Anjos, & Canário Custódio Ribeiro. (2022). Computational Thinking and the Curriculum of Mathematics in Portugal. Global Journal of Science Frontier Research, 22(4), 21–27. Retrieved from

Computational Thinking and the Curriculum of Mathematics in Portugal