Welcome to Week 10 of Full STEAM Ahead! This week’s package was developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab and is all about getting creative with math! How can math help you create your own animations and design your own games?
Many of the activities will use Scratch, a block-based visual programming language, designed to let you code your own animations, games, and other interactive projects. In the process of creating Scratch projects, key math concepts, such as X and Y coordinates to control the position of your characters in an animation and variables to keep track of the score in a game will become useful! Math concepts can become more meaningful and understandable when they are put to use making a project that interests the person making it.
It is also important to note that Week 10 will mark the end of our current Full STEAM Ahead “term”. All of the existing units will remain online, as we assess where to go next. We will be thinking about ways to apply the units we’ve developed, what kinds of supporting materials and professional development that we could add, and what form new units might take in the future.
If you have input on what would be useful, send us a message via the contact form on our front page. Thanks for visiting, and we look forward to further engaging with this community. Full STEAM Ahead!