Author and Duke University academic Cathy Davidson wants to add one more ‘R’ to the traditional education formula of reading, writing, and ‘rithmetic. That fourth ‘R’ is algoRithms, the step-by-step reasoning method used in mathematics and computer science that Davidson sees as an essential model for thinking and doing in our digital world.

Davidson identifies algorithmic thinking as one of the new literacies that will enable today’s students to become more active and engaged contributors in the world of “Webcraft.” Read more in Davidson’s Why We Need a 4th R: Reading, wRiting, aRithmetic, algoRithms essay published at DML Central.

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