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  Friday, February 2, 2018

Coding – French Math class – Probot

By Bénédicte Brouder

Curricular programs in Math incorporate applications of technology through an introduction to coding. The goal is to learn to create computer programs, and to start learning data encryptions or the programming of robots.

The main components of the curriculum allow students to be fully prepared to our society’s evolution in technology and to continue developing necessary 21st century skills.

The discovery of algorithms begins with basic instruction of sequences on Probot which code for patterns of movement. The goal of this activity was to draw angles, to study their nature and draw complex patterns. They had to think about differences between protocols: give instruction to give a direction to a robot, draw something that they wanted. While  solving this problem, student discovered the notion of supplementary angle.

At the end of the activity, they were all able to code robots to draw a representation of a famous constellation.
Here are the 6th graders enjoying their very first coding experience with M. Giot!

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