Welcome to the Headmaster's Blog where you'll find updates, thoughts, and events regarding Saint David's School, the education of boys, and other items of interest. This is by no means meant to be a complete account of all that happens at Saint David's. Please refer to the school's website for more complete details -- it's more a Headmaster's musings.
Monday, June 5, 2017
Using Coding to Explore Geomtery
Our third graders have been using coding to explore geometry. Over the past two weeks, the boys have worked in pairs building scripts that make Pro Bot cars draw a variety of shapes.
The boys used the design process to build and test code that includes commands to have cars drive a certain length, turn a certain number of degrees, and repeat those steps a certain number of times.
They used sheets of paper and markers to make artifacts of their code, and rulers and protractors to measure sides and angles during their debugging process. What a challenging, fun project!