The Frog and the Fly
Student URL: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/216652633
Math Connections: Fractions: Children partition a line segment into equal fractional parts.
CS Connections: Loops and Debugging: Children explore using the repeat block and practice debugging code using test, observe, adjust, repeat to arrive at an expected output
Summary of Activity: Children attempt to move a frog to the end of a number line, starting with incorrect arguments in their code. Children make guesses and modify the code to partition the line segment into equal fractional parts and catch a fly at the end.
Action Fractions is an integrated mathematics - computational thinking curriculum, designed using Everyday Mathematics. This course focuses on 3rd and 4th grade fractions instruction, providing 10-12 hours of instruction per year to augment any existing mathematics curriculum.
What is special about Action Fractions?
All materials and PD are free of charge.
It provides a variety of integrated lessons that use computing to build fractions fundamentals in 3rd and 4th grade while building computational thinking skills.
It provides complete lesson plans, including discussion prompts, reflections, extension ideas, and assessments.