[math4] so... is there coding to do yet, or not??
karlie_robinson at webpath.net
Fri Mar 13 17:34:31 EDT 2009
I suppose I should send my reply to the list too so that everyone can
Christian Horne wrote:
> I just sent out an email announcing that I have joined, and asked what
> coding there is to be done. you gave a few responses, but they all
> ignored coding. so, I ask again, with more emphasis:
> what am I supposed to code??
The short answer is anything you want!
The long answer is that there are a few things in the works, but right
now we're still looking at where to focus our attention.
There is a Mongo game being worked on and there was an activity idea
Also keep in mind that individual components can be made and then we can
figure out how to integrate them into the curriculum at a later date.
With that said, it doesn't mean we will be combining all of the code
into one monolithic program to cover all of the bases. The idea is to
create activities with whatever format presents itself.
Take the framework at http://sugarlabs.org/go/User:Gdk/4th_Grade_Maths -
would you be able to create a program that could... oh I don't know...
work on 4.P.6 "Determine how change in one variable relates to a change
in a second variable, e.g., input-output tables?"
Maybe a simple widget that would not only show numbers in use, but spit
out various images based upon the numbers added? Something very
mathematical of course like a graph. Or something even more complex
like fractals. Or maybe something less funky.
I'm thinking something that wouldn't be a game or a lesson, but
something children can goof around with. Not even long term goofing
around. Play with it for a few days but walk away with [partial]
understanding of mathematical variables.
We also need to consider that diffrent children will learn things
differently. So feel free to explain the concepts in new ways. A child
that may not follow one technique will need alternative explanations
before they understand what's being taught.
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