Interdisciplinary Education in Mathematics and Informatics at Swiss High Schools

Urs Hauser, Dennis Komm, The Education Column by Juraj Hromkovic


Informatics will be introduced as mandatory subject at schools in Switzer- land within the next years, and the corresponding curricula are under devel- opment. Mathematics and informatics have a lot of common ground, and therefore generate synergies that can allow both subjects to profit. To this end, we need a good coordination of mutual topics in form of an interdisciplinary spiral curriculum, which acts as a bridge between the two subjects. In this article, we supply some ideas by giving examples for Swiss high schools (grades 7 through 12).

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