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 calculating averages.
Introduction
In 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.
Code Blocks

Vocabulary
  • 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

Objectives
Students will...
  • Analyze a project that calculates an average age
  • Use code blocks to create a project that calculates an average

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

Concepts
  • simple loops
  • input/output
  • simple variables
  • basic math
  • conditionals

Standards
  • 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