READY-STEADY-CODE: 3-Stages in Learning Maths with Scratch Leading to Code in Upper Secondary

This page is an overview of the 3 stages in learning Maths (the ‘M’ in STEM) from ages 3 to 16 approx. With the Ready-Steady-Code fine-line grids in the bqckdrop library since 2017, Scratch is even better suited to support the ‘M’ of STEM. It is possible for teachers to correlate assignments in sum copies with Scratch coding. The learning objectives and outcomes listed under the Maths labels of NumberSpatial AwarenessShapeMeasurementAlgebraDataLogical Reasoning and Computational Thinking are compatible with Scratch +Ready-Steady-Code for this age group. All feedback is welcome.

Maths Objectives and Computational Thinking for 10-11 Yr olds

24 short half-hour lessons in keeping with the Hour of Code concept, reinforcing Maths learning outcomes with the Computational Thinking concepts. The lessons  include Scratch Paint Editor skills which are basic to the projects. The Maths content is age-appropriate and suited to the Irish school system but for those outside of  Ireland it may not comply with the curriculum in their jurisdiction.

Draw the Scratch Stage in Your Sum Copy

With this resources you learn the relationship between your sum copy and Scratch. Map the Scratch stage onto your copy and place a dot in a position top left. When you open Scratch and get the grid backdrop, you code a sprite to move from centre to the exact same position top left.

Same Rectangle in Sum Copy and in Scratch

This resource is a companion to the on-line video on the web site.  With pen and ruler you draw a rectangle in your sum copy with a starting position (or anchor point) top left. When you open Scratch and get the grid backdrop, you use the code shown here to make a sprite draw a similar rectangle anchored in the exact same position top left. Using the variables width and height in slider mode you can draw rectangles of various dimensions.

Worksheet 1: Scratch Algorithms in Franctions and Decimals

This worksheet teaches how Scratch presents Fractions and Decimals

Worksheet 2 for 10-11 Yr olds will be ready soon

Worksheet 2 will be ready soon. There are several resources available for older age groups. (We are open to your suggestions for worksheet ideas 10-11 year old children.)