Seventh-graders can CODE!

Wow! My students are almost finished with a unit on expressions, equations, and inequalities.  They’re working on a project in which they have to make a computer game similar to one that would be played on “The Price Is Right”.  One of my students showed me her program today and I was BLOWN AWAY and had to share!  This student had never programmed a computer up until this year, and really blossomed as a computer scientist on this project.  Check out her work!!

Alison's amazing Price Is Right program

Alison’s amazing Price Is Right program

I have been meaning to blog about the project, how I set it up, how I’m grading it, and my reflections.  It’s due next week, and I’ll have more information at that time.  Some of the students have been doing phenomenal work. They are so motivated by creating a game!

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About dupriestmath

I'm a former software engineer who has taught middle school math and computer science for the past 6 years. I believe every kid has the right to be a thinker. I started this blog to save resources for integrating programming in the Common Core math classroom. I also use it to save my lessons and reflections from teaching budding computer scientists! Coding has transformed how I teach and think. You'll love what it does for you. You should try it.

One response to “Seventh-graders can CODE!”

  1. mathtuition88 says :

    This is really amazing. To be honest, when I was in seventh-grade I doubt I could program something like this!
    Good job!

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