Drawing Kids into Mathematics with Turtle Art & Scratch

A session at BIT15 - Bring IT,Together 2015

Friday 6th November, 2015

1:00pm to 1:50pm (EST)

Let your students amaze you with their mathematical minds as they program/code with Turtle Art & Scratch! (Both free.)

Programming? Coding? Don’t worry! These tools are designed to be easy enough for children and yet powerful enough for all ages.

Many students have difficulty understanding & enjoying mathematics. As they create art, students will come to understand coordinate geometry, angles, operations, variables, and distances as they draw their way into being mathematicians.

Both Turtle Art & Scratch let you make images with your computer. A turtle follows a sequence of commands that you specify by snapping together puzzle-like blocks. The turtle then draws lines and arcs, goes to a specific place on the screen, etc. Some blocks let you repeat or name sequences. Other blocks perform logical operations.

Other Logos (MicroWorlds & Terrapin) and physical turtles (robots) will be introduced.

Understand the fit with elementary & middle school mathematics curriculum.

About the speakers

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Peter Skillen

Education bricoleur. LOL Longtime K-12 teacher. PD guy. http://globaldignity.ca , ISTE ambassador, iEARN, ECOO, PBL, YMCA. Question Authority! Authoritatively. bio from Twitter

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Learner first. Exploring the power of technology in designing awesome learning spaces. Tweets are my own!

23 attendees

  • Bonnie Caminiti
  • brendasherry
  • David Cruz
  • Doug Coope
  • Jane Allen
  • Janice Poirier
  • Julie Borghese
  • Jennifer Lyle
  • Janis Foley
  • JL Durnford
  • Jessie Woollacott
  • Luis Gomes
  • Melissa
  • MSHelvey
  • Perry Cavarzan
  • Peter Skillen
  • Pam
  • Ross Isenegger
  • snbergs@gmail.com
  • Stefanie
  • Andrew Schmitt
  • Melanie Mulcaster
  • Jennifer Chamberland

12 trackers

  • Claudia Bouchard
  • Diane Provost
  • Dr.Solo
  • Eric Labonte
  • Lisa H
  • Meg Lunney
  • Marcie
  • Mike Wilston
  • Sean Heuchert
  • Steven Floyd
  • Susan Penfold
  • Yves Mainville

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Time 1:00pm1:50pm EST

Date Fri 6th November 2015


Peller Estates A, Scotiabank Convention Centre

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