A collection of elementary math projects that demonstrate the application of coding to solve math problems and model math concepts.
- Grades 6-8
- Intermediate
- Web iPad
Description
Once your students have completed at least five lessons of Programming 101 or equivalent coding experience, you can assign these CCSS-aligned projects to complement your teaching on topics in geometry, measurement units, fractions, probability, and more. For example, if you’re teaching a lesson on probability, you can assign the Dice Rolls project. Your students will use coding to create a simulation of dice being rolled, then explore the probability of different outcomes by programmatically rolling a die hundreds or thousands of times.
With this collection of math projects, you can easily integrate coding and project-based learning into your curriculum. Each STEM lesson walks students through how to make a project about something they’re learning in school with step-by-step instructions. At each step, it encourages them to make their project unique and interesting, emphasizing that coding is a creative medium much like writing or drawing.
We’re constantly updating our STEM courses with new projects, so if there’s something you’d like us to add, send us a message at support@tynker.com.
What Students Learn
- Use programming for math projects
- Build a slide show on a topic
- Build a quiz game
- Make an interactive chart
- Use animation to illustrate
- Narrate using your own voice
- Use the physics engine to model
- Troubleshoot and debug programs
Technical Requirements
* Online courses require a modern desktop computer, laptop computer, Chromebook, or Netbook with Internet access and a Chrome (29+), Firefox (30+), Safari (7+), or Edge (20+) browser. No downloads required.
* Tablet courses require an iPad (iOS 10+) with Tynker or Tynker Junior app installed and Internet access
Lesson 1 : Math Quiz
Math 201
Time: 45+ minutes
Introduction
Tynker Blocks Introduced
Vocabulary
Objectives
Materials
Warm-Up (15 minutes)
Activities (30 minutes)
Facilitate as students complete all Math Quiz modules on their own:
1. Introduction (Introduction)2. Math Quiz Example (Example)
3. Math Quiz (DIY)
4. Quiz (Multiple-choice)
Extended Activities (10 minutes)
U.S. Standards
- CCSS-Math: MP1, 6.NS.B.4, 7.NS.A.1.D, 8.EE.A.1
- CCSS-ELA: SL.6.1, SL.7.1, SL.8.1
- CSTA: 2-AP-12, 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
U.K. Standards
Key stage 3
Pupils should be taught to:- design, use and evaluate computational abstractions that model the state and behaviour of real-world problems and physical systems
- create, reuse, revise and repurpose digital artefacts for a given audience, with attention to trustworthiness, design and usability
- understand a range of ways to use technology safely, respectfully, responsibly and securely, including protecting their online identity and privacy; recognise inappropriate content, contact and conduct, and know how to report concerns