Hour of Code: A New Angle on PreK-12 Math

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Math comes to life when students apply their skills using computer programming! Students learn problem-solving skills and make concrete connections using angles, variables, and more. Learn free and easy apps you and your students can explore in an hour and use all year!

Includes: Hopscotch, Kodable, Scratch, and Alice

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Hour of Code: A New Angle on PreK-12 Math

  1. 1. Hour of Code: A New Angle on PreK-12 Math Install Hopscotch App http://tiny.cc/HopscotchApp Install Kodable App http://tiny.cc/KodableApp
  2. 2. Hour of Code: A New Angle on PreK-12 Math Kim Garcia, Georgetown ISD iPadpalooza 2014 Presentation
  3. 3. Hour of Code: A New Angle on PreK-12 Math http://tiny.cc/KimGarcia @DigitalLearners
  4. 4. Kahoot Survey: Hour of Code • Go to kahoot.it
  5. 5. What is the Hour of Code? • www.code.org • One-hour introduction to Computer Science • Demystify “coding,” programming, and computer science • Anyone can learn the basics to be a: – Programmer – Creator – Inventor
  6. 6. What is the Hour of Code? • www.code.org • Anyone Can Learn: 60 second video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYZF6oIZtfc
  7. 7. Georgetown ISD’s Hour of Code • Georgetown ISD’s Hour of Code Events – Computer Science Education Week: • December 9-13, 2013 • December 8-12, 2014 – http://www.georgetownisd.org/HourOfCode • Student Success – 4th Grade Boys and Girls Club Hour of Code participant: “He turned 90 degrees – That’s a right angle!”
  8. 8. Connection Between Math & Computer Science (Programming/Coding) • Computer Science is applied mathematics • It is possible for students to learn a new mathematical concept through programming • Programming environments for kids help students represent math concepts visually and allows them to experiment on the representation • Programming helps students develop problem- solving skills, which translates well into the math classroom
  9. 9. Kahoot Survey: Who Are You? • Go to kahoot.it
  10. 10. An Hour of Code in Your Math Classroom • Hour of Code: Teach http://code.org/educate/hoc • Hopscotch iPad • Kodable iPad • Scratch web-based • Alice install • And many more options!
  11. 11. Hopscotch • iPad App • Grades 3-8 • Math Concepts – Units of measure – Degrees, angles – Coordinate plane: x, y coordinates
  12. 12. Pair Programming Used under Creative Common license Image source
  13. 13. Hopscotch
  14. 14. Hopscotch • Hopscotch Curriculum – http://gethopscotch.com/parents-and-educators • Hopscotch Hour of Code Tutorial – http://hourofcode.com/hs
  15. 15. Talk to Your Partner 1. What are your ideas for implementing Hopscotch in your Math classroom? 2. Which Math TEKS could be addressed using Hopscotch? Used with permission Image source
  16. 16. Ideas for Implementing an Hour of Code • Choose an activity & commit an hour of class time. Learn with your students! – Cover Math TEKS and Technology Applications TEKS • Students continue their Hour of Code projects in a center or when they finish their work • Find ways for students to demonstrate math understanding by coding it – Word problems – Projects
  17. 17. Kodable • iPad App • PreK – Grade 2
  18. 18. Talk to Your Partner 1. What are your ideas for implementing Hopscotch in your Math classroom? 2. Which Math TEKS could be addressed using Hopscotch? Used with permission Image source
  19. 19. Scratch Draws a square Draws a shape with more sides & a “flower” • Web-based • Grades 3-12
  20. 20. Alice • Install on a Computer • Grades 6-12
  21. 21. More Resources for Connecting Math & Programming • Code.org Educator Resources http://code.org/educate – New K-5 Program: http://code.org/educate/k5 – K-8 Intro Course: http://code.org/educate/20hr – K-12 Curriculum: http://code.org/educate/curriculum
  22. 22. More Resources for Connecting Math & Programming • David Wees: Learning Math Through Programming – http://davidwees.com/content/learning-math-through- programming • Bootstrap http://www.bootstrapworld.org/ – A curriculum that educates students in algebra and computer programming simultaneously – http://www.northeastern.edu/insolution/other/2013/07/bui ld-a-game-learn-math-be-cool/
  23. 23. More Resources for Connecting Math & Programming • ComputerBasedMath.org http://www.computerbasedmath.org/ – Movement to build a new math curriculum with computer-based computation at its heart – Campaigning to redefine math education away from historical hand-calculating techniques and toward real- life problem-solving situations that drive high-concept math understanding and experience – TED Talks – Conrad Wolfram: Teaching kids real math with computers http://www.ted.com/talks/conrad_wolfram_teaching_kids _real_math_with_computers.html – WolframAlpha Computational Knowledge Engine http://www.wolframalpha.com/
  24. 24. Hour of Code: A New Angle on PreK-12 Math http://tiny.cc/KimGarcia @DigitalLearners

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