2014 will go down as the year that coding became a standard part of curriculum for many schools in the US and UK. Both computer scientists and educators alike see the benefits that being fluent in code can have on students. In addition to learning mathematics concepts indirectly, this vital skill is now considered a requirement by a whole host of industries and professions not traditionally thought of as requiring knowledge of code–including medicine, finance, journalism and astronomy.
According to Rachel Swidenbank, head of online learning platform Codecademy‘s UK operations, “Technology has infiltrated almost every part of our daily lives and is increasingly becoming an essential aspect of all industries”.
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