“Code-necting” the Dots Coordinate Art

Project Goal: Students will be creative and code their own artwork using motion and pen coding commands in Scratch! The goal is for them to practice with both positive and negative values, as well as points that are right on an axis. Download the Lesson Here , Mike Larson

Exponential Growth: Would You Rather?

Project Goal: Students create a program that will find on what day receiving double the previous day’s amount of pennies everyday, starting with one penny, will exceed one million dollars. Download the Lesson Here , Ashley Tewes

Guess My Function

Project Goal: Choose a function rule (ex. f(x)= 2x + 4). The user will type in an input, the program will give an output value. Given an input/output table, the user will try and guess the function. Download the Lesson Here , Ashley Tewes

Making Mandelbrot’s Masterpiece

The follow-up to last week’s Mandelbrot Magnitudes, is this week’s Making Mandelbrot’s Masterpiece! That’s right, we’re breathing the artistic life into the formula by testing thousands of points in the complex plane! This exercise in decomposition will unlock the mystery of the set and the kids can watch the image slowly unfold just as Benoit…

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…

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…

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

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…

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…

Synthetic Division

Project Goal: Students will create a program that will perform synthetic division to check if a root is a solution or not. Get the Downloadable Lesson Here! Watch this Video Guide to Learn how to Create the Program! , Ashley Tewes