This innovative program for students in 4th and 5th grades is a unique and powerful way to understand key concepts of both math and computing by using the engaging power of MIT Scratch. Students are challenged to code programs that demonstrate and solve math problems, leading to a richer, deeper understanding of both math and computer science.
Computing concepts covered: Logical reasoning, Problem solving, Repetition, Program design, Debugging, Algorithms.
Math concepts covered: Patterns, rotation, angles, coordinates, symmetry, multiplication, translation, transformation, sequences, positive and negative numbers
This program is part 1 in a series of 6 consecutive programs covering critical math and computing concepts while also building excitement about these important fields. The 6-part series uses the power of Scratch to apply and learn critical math concepts:
- Perimeter, coordinates, roman numerals, regular and irregular polygons, multiplication, angles, rotation, positive and negative numbers, random numbers
- Rotation, multiplication (factors), reflection, positive and negative numbers, coordinates, random numbers, order positive and negative integers, aspects of working mathematically
- Practical problems involving place value, mental calculations, sequences, random numbers, subtraction, time, coordinates, angles, multiplication, estimation, random numbers, mathematical reasoning and problem solving, fractions, conversions with length, weight, and time
- Multiplication and division, perimeter, factor pairs, regular and irregular polygons, algebra, angles, coordinates, random numbers, ratio and proportion of similar shapes
- Reflection and translation, coordinates, scale factor, random numbers, regular and irregular polygons, division and rounding