- Grades 6 - 8
- Intermediate level
- 11 lessons
- Web iPad
- 11 lessons
- 22 activities
- Enhanced Creativity Tools
- Automatic Assessment
- Tutorials and Reviews
- Coding Puzzles
- DIY Projects
No previous coding experience required.
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of calculating averages.
IntroductionIn this lesson, students will preview an Average Age example project and type in five different ages at the bottom of the Stage to generate an average age. 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 program the Stage to ask questions, customize the background and Actors, and calculate the average. If students finish early, ask them to look at step 6/7 of the tutorial, which encourages students to change the number of questions that are asked and modify their project to ask for something other than ages.
After completing the DIY module, students will be asked 5 quiz questions about averages. By the end of the lesson, students will have experimented with coding concepts (e.g., loops, input/output, variables, basic math, conditionals) while creating a project about calculating averages.
- Average number: A calculated middle value of a set of numbers; also referred to as the "mean," where you add up all the numbers and then divide by how many numbers there are
- Sum: The total when numbers are added together
- Analyze a project that calculates an average age
- Use code blocks to create a project that calculates an average
- Computers or iPads (1 per student) with student account access to Tynker.com
- simple loops
- simple variables
- basic math
- CCSS-Math: MP1, 6.SP.B.5.C
- 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.11, 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