Friday 6th November, 2015
1:00pm to 1:50pm
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.
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