Mathematics: Geometry and Spatial Sense
- distinguish among polygons, regular polygons, and other two- dimensional shapes;
- identify, perform, and describe translations, using a variety of tools
Ability to navigate with a web browser and to follow a self-directed tutorial.
These lessons provide opportunities for teachers and students to gather evidence through teacher, peer, and self-assessments; and learning goals and success criteria. See Growing Success: Assessment, Evaluation, and Reporting in Ontario Schools, Chapter 4 for more information.
  • Computer (PC, Mac, Chromebook or Linux)
  • www.code.org
  • Success Experience Chart
  • Challenges Experience Chart
This is the minds on button.
Review success and challenges chart paper with students prior:
  • Review straight angle, right angle, half a right angle mathematical names, how to predict repeating patterns
  • Remind them they will be using that knowledge today
  • Let students know today’s activity is about having fun and identifying the successes and challenges they have.
This is the action button.
  • assign or allow choice of student partners and remind them that today’s activity is about discovery (take chances, collaborate, enjoy!)
  • have students navigate to Hour of Code (Frozen)
  • students select Anna and Elsa (Frozen)
This is the consolidation button.
  • when students complete the activity add to the “successes” and “challenges” chart papers
  • discuss the student’s contributions to the chart papers (allow time to discuss/share)
  • share teacher observations
  • Students can work in partners or teams.
  • Provide choice of alternate coding apps on the iPad (e.g. Daisy the Dinosaur, Run Marco!)