### Mandelbrot Magnitudes

Do you teach kids about complex numbers? Then this lesson is for you!! If you’re like me, your lessons on this subject have failed to inspire kids or even show them any practicality into were complex numbers are used. Well my kids Algebra II kids were blown away by the Mandelbrot Fractal and writing this…

### Mandelbrot Magnitudes: Scratch

Emphasis: Algebra Creator: Mike Larson    Twitter: @boundsofoutmath Students will use multiplication and addition of complex numbers to code an algorithm that determines if a point in the imaginary plane is a part of the famous Mandelbrot Set. View Lesson Here

### Stacking Cups

Have you tried Andrew Stadel’s Stacking Cups Lesson? If not, it is a great way to model linear equations as well as using a system of equations to find a solution. The problem asks students to find how many cups will be needed until the stacks of cups are the same height. This coding task…

### Stacking Cups: Scratch

Emphasis: Algebra Creator: Andrew Stadel & Ashley Tewes    Twitter: @mr_stadel @ashleyanntewes Based on Andrew Stadel Stacking Cups Lesson. Students will model two different types of cups being stacked based on their heights. They will use the model to find when the two cups will reach the same height. View Lesson Here

### Multiplying Binomials

Project Goal: Students will create a program that multiplies any two binomials. Students may use the area method or standard multiplying using the distributive method (sometimes referred to as foil). Distributive Method (Sometimes referred to as FOIL) Area Method Download the Lesson Here Video Lesson Guide , Ashley Tewes

### Multiplying Binomials: Scratch

Emphasis: Algebra Creator: George Carganilla & Ashley Tewes    Twitter: @CarganillaRHS @ashleyanntewes Students will create a program that multiplies any two binomials. Students may use the area method or standard multiplying using the distributive method (sometimes referred to as foil). View Lesson Here

### Which Bed Bath & Beyond Coupon Should You Use?

Have you tried Robert Kaplinsky’s Lesson called “Which Bed Bath & Beyond Coupon Should You Use?” This lesson is a great way to get students practicing and observing patterns around calculating percent off of an item. In this problem he presents two coupons: Next, he presents students with a few different items and asks students…

### Which Bed Bath & Beyond Coupon Should You Use?: Scratch

Emphasis: Number & Operation  Creator: Robert Kaplinsky & Ashley Tewes    Twitter: @robertkaplinsky @ashleyanntewes Students will create a program that asks them to input a price of an item from Bed Bath and Beyond. The program will calculate the value of the item with a \$5 off coupon and a 20% off coupon to allow…

### Probability Simulations

One way to utilize code in a math classroom is to simulate an experiment. Since probability typically falls at the end of year, check out different ways you can simulate experiments using Scratch. Spinner: Lesson Coming Soon Dice Roll: Lesson Coming Soon Bottle Flip: Lesson Coming Soon The next coin flip experiment simulates 100 coin…

### Open Middle Meets Code

Over the past few years I have implemented many Open Middle Problems. I love using them in my math classroom because they get students talking about math, typically there are many different solutions, students enjoy challenging problems, and it takes student understanding of a concept to a new level. Bryan Anderson, part of the Open…