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Type:Activity

Estimated Time:90 minutes

Grades:6-10

Score Type:Manually Graded

Work completed by a student may be reviewed and evaluated by either entering the grade directly into the Learning Management System (LMS) gradebook, or by using a grader application to assist in reviewing and grading student work

Available Language: English


Vocabulary: coding, comments, parameters, programming, shape, sprite, stage, toolkit, variable


Objectives:

  • Student will identify comments and interpret comments.
  • Students will use parameters to change location, size and color.
  • Students will assign variable names to objects.
  • Students will use parameters correctly.
  • Students will read and respond to error messages.

Subjects:

Algorithm Development 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Algorithm Development 

Algorithms 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Algorithms 

Attend to Precision

Mathematics > Process Standards > Common Core > Attend to Precision

Basic Techniques 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Basic Techniques 

Critical / Analytical Thinking

Language Arts > Life Skills Daily Life > Critical / Analytical Thinking

Engineering

Science > Concepts and Processes > Problem Solving > Engineering

Engineering

Science > Concepts and Processes > Student Application > Investigate / Investigation > Engineering

Experimentation

Technology Education > Information Technology > Technology Use In Society > Design Process > Experimentation

General / Basic Concepts of 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > General / Basic Concepts of 

Keyboard Use / Input, Output Devices / Proficiency of use

Science > History / Technology / Social Perspectives > Computer Science > Computer skills > Keyboard Use / Input, Output Devices / Proficiency of use

Libraries (Code) 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Libraries (Code) 

Look for and make use of structure

Mathematics > Process Standards > Common Core > Look for and make use of structure

Methods/Steps/Strategies

Mathematics > Process Standards > Computation > Methods/Steps/Strategies

Methods/Steps/Strategies

Mathematics > Process Standards > Problem Solving > Methods/Steps/Strategies

Nonfiction

Language Arts > Reading / Literature > Comprehension / Analysis > Follow Directions > Nonfiction

Program Execution 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Program Execution 

Programming

Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Personal Use > Programming

Programming

Science > History / Technology / Social Perspectives > Computer Science > Programming

Python

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Programming Languages > Python

Vocabulary 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Vocabulary 
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S.3.d Students build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories and pursuing answers and solutions.
S.4.d Students exhibit a tolerance for ambiguity, perseverance and the capacity to work with open-ended problems.
S.5.a Students formulate problem definitions suited for technology-assisted methods such as data analysis, abstract models and algorithmic thinking in exploring and finding solutions.
S.5.b Students collect data or identify relevant data sets, use digital tools to analyze them, and represent data in various ways to facilitate problem-solving and decision-making.
S.5.c Students break problems into component parts, extract key information, and develop descriptive models to understand complex systems or facilitate problem-solving.
S.5.d Students understand how automation works and use algorithmic thinking to develop a sequence of steps to create and test automated solutions.
2-AP-10 Use flowcharts and/or pseudocode to address complex problems as algorithms. (P4.4, P4.1)
2-AP-16 Incorporate existing code, media, and libraries into original programs, and give attribution. (P4.2, P5.2, P7.3)
3A-AP-13 Create prototypes that use algorithms to solve computational problems by leveraging prior student knowledge and personal interests. (P5.2)
Math.Practice.MP1 Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
Math.Practice.MP6 Attend to precision.
Math.Practice.MP7 Look for and make use of structure.
ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.3 Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks attending to special cases or exceptions defined in the text.
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