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This culminating activity focuses on program design and user friendly. Kids have to code a simple program demonstrating the new built-in math functions they've learned. This is a continuation of Python 5 B Built-in Math Functions and Python Unit 4 Variables. It also covers some built-in functions from the math module and introduces the Decimal module as well as covering runtime errors, user input and program organization. Everything is included: 3 versions of every student handout, a PowerPoint lesson, answer keys, as well as 3 versions of the culminating activity provided with alternate rubrics.
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 third 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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