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The goal of this activity is to build critical thinking skills and excitement for Computer Science / Computational Thinking, while laying a foundation of fundamental programming concepts. By scaffolding basic concepts like sequencing and algorithms in an unplugged activity, students who are intimidated by computers can still build a foundation of understanding. In this lesson, students will learn how to develop an algorithm and encode it into a program.By "programming" one another to draw pictures, students experience some of the core concepts of programming in a fun and accessible way. The class will start by having students view a video of a simple program demonstrating how to develop instructions for building a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Students will start with simple shapes, and progress to the coding of a specific drawing that other students will then try to replicate (“running the program”). If there is a desire to have a more of a Math slant on the lesson, the drawing could take place on graph paper. Students would then use the coordinates to complete the drawing.

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Algorithms and Programming
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Mathematics
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Michael Speidel
Sharon Brandon
10/13/2020
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In this module, students learn about translations, reflections, and rotations in the plane and, more importantly, how to use them to precisely define the concept of congruence. Up to this point, congruence has been taken to mean, intuitively, same size and same shape. Because this module begins with a serious study of geometry, this intuitive definition must be replaced by a precise definition. This module is a first step; its goal is to provide the needed intuitive background for the precise definitions that are introduced in this module for the first time.
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Mathematics
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Eureka Math (Great Minds)
11/19/2019
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In Module 3, students learn about dilation and similarity and apply that knowledge to a proof of the Pythagorean theorem based on the angle-angle criterion for similar triangles. The module begins with the definition of dilation, properties of dilations, and compositions of dilations. The instruction regarding dilation in Module 3 is structured similarly to the instruction regarding concepts of basic rigid motions in Module 2. One overarching goal of this module is to replace the common idea of "same shape, different sizes" with a definition of similarity that can be applied to geometric shapes that are not polygons, such as ellipses and circles.
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Mathematics
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Eureka Math (Great Minds)
11/19/2019
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Before goods are shipped in trucks or containers, they are usually placed in protective packaging and arranged on pallets for efficient transport. Stacking goods on a pallet is a repetitive job that can cause injury to workers. Because of this, many factories that require a high volume of palletization have turned to using robots to perform palletizing tasks. In this lesson plan, students learn how to program a robot to be efficient and effective at this real-world task.

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Computer Science
Mathematics
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Author:
Angela Parsley
02/11/2021
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Applying TransformationsMathematics Instructional Plans (MIPs) help teachers align instruction with the 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning (SOL) by providing examples of how the knowledge, skills and processes found in the SOL and curriculum framework can be presented to students in the classroom

Subject:
Mathematics
Measurement and Geometry
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Author:
Virginia Hodge
Kristin Williams
Tina Mazzacane