Turbocharging High School Subjects (Part 2)

In today's ever-evolving digital landscape, the study of cryptocurrencies and blockchains goes far beyond their financial implications.

In this 3-part series, we embark on a journey to discover how these cutting-edge technologies intersect with a range of school subjects, better preparing students for a new world of work.

In part 1 we covered the global subjects one typical associates with this technology: Economics, Business Studies, Politics, and Environmental Studies.

In part 2 (this article) we dive into the details of the technical subjects namely: Information Systems, Computer Science, and Mathematics

In part 3 we will unpack the relation to the social and cultural subjects namely: History, Social Studies, and Communication, and Art and Design.

 2.1 - Information Systems

Learning about cryptocurrencies and blockchains deepens students' understanding of information systems by examining the decentralised nature of blockchain networks, the secure storage and transmission of data, and the role of consensus algorithms.

They develop skills in managing and analysing data, understanding the integration of blockchain technology with existing information systems, and exploring the potential for blockchain-based solutions in various industries.

This enhances their knowledge and proficiency in information systems.

2.2 - Computer Science

Computer science principles such as distributed systems, cryptography, and network security are intrinsic to blockchain technology. Studying it encourages students to develop skills in software development, cybersecurity, and system architecture. Students explore topics like blockchain architecture, consensus algorithms, smart contracts and wallet security.

This exposes them to wider application of computer science principles and how they are being applied in current real world developments.

2.3 - Mathematics

At the centre of most technological developments, and especially so for cryptocurrencies, are mathematical concepts. Concepts such as cryptography, data analysis, and probability theory are reinforced when studying this technology.

Students gain hands-on experience in analysing transaction data, calculating hash functions, and understanding the mathematical principles behind blockchain consensus algorithms.

This equip students with problem-solving and critical thinking skills that can be applied in various other domains.
See part 1 global subjects: Economics, Business Studies, Politics, and Environmental Studies.

See part 3 social and cultural subjects: History, Social Studies, and Communication, and Art and Design.

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