Math

A collection of elementary math projects that demonstrate the application of coding to solve math problems and model math concepts. Request Quote

Course Summary
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Intermediate level
  • 11 lessons
  • STEM
    • Web iPad
Course Includes
  • 11 lessons
  • 22 activities
  • Enhanced Creativity Tools
  • Automatic Assessment
  • Tutorials and Reviews
  • Coding Puzzles
  • DIY Projects
  • Quizzes
Prerequisites
No previous coding experience required.

Lesson Summary

Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of coordinate planes.
Introduction
In this lesson, students will preview an interactive coordinate plane and move their mouse cursor on the coordinate plane to see which point it is on. Next, students will follow a step-by-step tutorial in the DIY (do-it-yourself) module to create their own version of the project they just previewed. They will draw a horizontal and vertical axis, program an Actor that follows the mouse cursor, and make the blue ball Actor mark the coordinate when it is clicked. If students finish early, ask them to look at the bonus section in step 5/5 of the tutorial, which encourages students to explore what a graph with the equation “y=3x + 5” looks like.

After completing the DIY module, students will be asked 5 quiz questions involving quadrants and coordinates. By the end of the lesson, students will have experimented with coding concepts (e.g., drawing, loops, motion, input/output, simple events) while reinforcing different points on a coordinate plane.

Code Blocks

Vocabulary
  • Coordinate plane: A plane divided into four sections (quadrants) by two axes (x and y), where the axis intersect at a point (0,0) called the origin
  • Coordinates: A pair of numbers that shows the exact location of a point on a coordinate plane, where the first number notes the horizontal location and the second number notes the vertical location
  • Horizontal axis (x-axis): The line on a graph or coordinate plane that runs horizontally (left-right)
  • Vertical axis (y-axis): The line on a graph or coordinate plane that runs vertically (up-down)

Objectives
Students will...
  • Analyze different points on a coordinate plane
  • Use code blocks to create an interactive coordinate plane

Materials
  • Computers or iPads (1 per student) with student account access to Tynker.com

Concepts
  • shape drawing
  • simple loops
  • simple motion
  • input/output
  • advanced motion
  • simple events
  • simple drawing

Standards
  • CCSS-Math: MP1, 6.NS.C.6
  • CCSS-ELA: SL.6.1, SL.7.1, SL.8.1
  • CSTA: 2-AP-13, 2-AP-16, 2-AP-17
  • CS CA: 6-8.AP.13, 6-8.AP.16, 6-8.AP.17
  • ISTE: 1.c, 1.d, 4.d, 5.c, 5.d, 6.b