Lesson 9 : Squares, Triangles, and Staircases
Programming 1A

Time: 80+ minutes

Introduction

Tynker Blocks Introduced

Vocabulary

Objectives

Materials

Warm-Up (20 minutes)

(40 minutes)

Facilitate as students complete all Squares, Triangles, and Staircases modules on their own:

1. Use Loops (Puzzle)
2. Triangle (Puzzle)
3. Staircase Going Down (Puzzle)
4. Staircase Going Up (Puzzle)

Optional Activities (20 minutes)

U.S. Standards

  • CCSS-ELA: MP.1, K.G.A.1, 2.G.A.1
  • CCSS-Math: MP.1, 1.OA.B.3, 1.GA.1, 1.GA.2, 2.OA.B.2, 2.NBT.A.1.A, 2.GA.1, 2.GA.2
  • CSTA: 1A-AP-09, 1A-AP-10, 1A-AP-11, 1A-AP-12, 1A-AP-14, 1A-AP-15
  • CS CA: K-2.AP.12, K-2.AP.13, K-2.AP.14, K-2.AP.16, K-2.AP.17
  • ISTE: 1.c, 1.d, 4.d, 5.c, 5.d, 7.c

U.K. Standards

Key stage 1
Pupils should be taught to:
  • understand what algorithms are, how they are implemented as programs on digital devices, and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions
  • create and debug simple programs
  • use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs
  • use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content
  • use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies
  • Key stage 2
    Pupils should be taught to:
  • design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts
  • use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs
  • understand computer networks, including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the World Wide Web, and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration
  • use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact
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    Lesson 1
    Welcome
    14 Slides
    Lesson 2
    Connect Code Blocks
    34 Slides
    Lesson 3
    Recognize the Pattern
    21 Slides
    Lesson 4
    Follow the Path
    22 Slides
    Lesson 5
    Sequencing
    21 Slides
    Lesson 6
    Conditional Logic
    23 Slides
    Lesson 7
    Conditional Loops
    24 Slides
    Lesson 8
    Draw Simple Shapes
    27 Slides
    Lesson 9
    Squares, Triangles, and Staircases
    20 Slides
    Lesson 10
    Sequencing Review
    24 Slides
    Lesson 11
    Use Repeat Loops
    25 Slides
    Lesson 12
    Complete Multiple Tasks in Order
    24 Slides