Coding to Learn Probability – Rock, Paper, Scissors With Micro:Bit

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Coding to Learn Probability - Rock, Paper, Scissors With Micro:Bit
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Last week I had an amazing time learning with staff and students from the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario. I had the great pleasure of visiting four schools in four days and see first hand what students are capable of. Believe me – they are capable of GREATNESS!

Admittedly, I was a tad apprehensive about trying to code Rock, Paper, Scissors with the Micro:Bit with grade three classes but they blew me away! In fact, many were steps ahead of me as I ran through the tutorials. Just goes to show how second nature technology is for our young people and how sometimes we make biased opinions about what we think students can or cannot do. My mind was blown.

As a follow up, I wanted to create a video tutorial for teachers and students who may wish to explore coding further this summer from a “coding to learn” perspective. Remember, we learn to read so we can read to learn. Coding is no different.

The following video tutorial would be great in any probability class or even a stats or data management class as you can track data, graph it, explore bias, mean, median and even mode. The grade 3s ALL knew about mode while the grade 4s could easily tell me about mean and median as well.

 

 

For more video tutorials, check out my YouTube channel here as well as http://www.hourofcuriosity.com.

 

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