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Kids use calculators all the time. What if they could code their own basic calculator? And the best part of all they can enter their own values using the keyboard. This package covers global, local and constant variables as well as math operators, runtime errors and some useful built-in math functions. This is a continuation of Python 5 A User Input and Python Unit 4 Variables. Everything is included: 3 versions of every student handout, answer keys, and an assessment. There are two versions of the package assessment provided with alternate marking schemes.
There are several advantages of using 3 different versions especially in classrooms where the seating is tight. The versions would be given consecutively around the room so that students sitting together would each get something slightly different. This way students have different examples of the same exercise so they can work together to determine how something works. It also minimizes the amount of copying within the class.
This is the second of 4 resources. It is built on Unit 1 Output and Unit 4 Variables. Concepts and skills have been broken down into short chunks. Students are given short code fragments to explore, followed by questions to consolidate their learning. Four assessments have been provided at the end of this package. Students are also asked to reflect on their learning and provided terminology to begin a programming dictionary.
The student handouts will require photocopying but that is all!
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There are three other 3 version resource packages available in this series:
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