technology company CoderZ has introduced a new course for students in
grades 2-5 to learn how to program. The new CoderZ
offers 50 missions where students learn how to program virtual robots
and practice math as they navigate through various locations,
including "Frozen Island," "Lost City," and
"Candy Town." The company, known for its gamified Cyber
courses for older students, provides the curriculum
behind the Amazon
newest course has seven modules with activities covering about 10
hours of learning:
navigation for driving and turning using Drive and Turn blocks;
practice for addition, subtraction and division;
distances and using the Wait block and Repeat Loops;
exercises with angles and parallel lines;
geometry, covering the radius of a circle;
practice exercise during which students draw on a virtual sketchpad
using all the skills learned previously; and
explore mode to measure angles and radii, where students plan the
optimal route to complete a mission as quickly and efficiently as
possible, given a time limit.
program includes a teacher guide, the solutions and reporting on
free trial is available on
the CoderZ website.
About the Author
Dian Schaffhauser is a former senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning.
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