Find My Area

This week’s primary lesson focuses calculating areas of different polygons. Students will create a program that will find the area of a square, rectangle, triangle, rhombus, and trapezoid. This lesson is easily adaptable to using only a few of the mentioned shapes or using many more. Want to learn how to create this program. Check…

Grasping Gravity

I’m sure you’ve spent some time in your math classroom talking about ways to explore the math behind different real world phenomena.  We often just refer to it as “mathematical modeling”, and it really can help students make sense of the ideas they’re studying.  For example, I watched the Ted Talk from Pixar’s Tony DeRose back…

Positive Exponent Calculator

This week’s primary and secondary lesson focuses on computing positive exponents when given a base and an exponent. This program can be used to strengthen understanding of exponents as well as learning to create a custom function in Scratch. Functions are used by computer programmers and math students all of the time! Want to learn…

Scrolling Through Summation

This week’s high school lesson focuses on using lists and indexes in Scratch as a strategy to calculate summation in common statistics including average, standard deviation, z-scores, and more!  If you teach algebra, algebra II, or statistics this lesson will surely strengthen student understanding of these descriptive statistics while also glancing into a strategy commonly…