Seamus O’Neill’s Ready-Steady-Code fine-line vector grids have been included in Scratch by its makers at MIT (Boston). This set of assignment cards include many projects (e.g. card 3) that bring out the magic of the grids.
The cards are also available spiral-bound as free-standing and flip-over for hands-free collaborative project-based computer activities by children. There are twenty four cards for children 10 - 11 years, grouped into pairs by colour to cover 12 Lessons. Each card is a short coding assignment in Scratch to foster Computational Thinking in maths and numeracy. Scratch+Ready-Steady-Code helps children learn essential coding concepts while giving them great scope for creative thinking.
The code (or script) in each assignment is short and designed to fit within a lesson time slot. Each script is compatible with a program of study for children between the ages of 10 and 11. Each card matches a learning objective within the general Math curriculum framework of Number, Logical Reasoning, Spatial Awareness, Shape, Measurement and Data.
SCRATCH +Ready-Steady-Code empowers the teacher to take up the challenge that comes with being an educator of children in this age of technology. The cards address teacher confidence and competence while facilitating children coding and doing their maths at the same time. OK!Are you Ready? Are you Steady? Let’s Code!