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Colorado Academic Standards: Computer Science Resource Bank

Overview: CDE's Computer Science Resource Bank contains a variety of materials for computer science educators, including standards, curricula, and materials for professional educator development as directed by H.B. 17-1884, Modern Technology Education in Public Schools.

Questions? Please contact Chris Summers, Computer Science Content Specialist, with any questions.


Scratch Maths

Here’s the big idea. Maths is difficult in part because of the language in which it is expressed. Can we find a different language – and set of ideas and approaches - that is more open, more accessible and more learnable. And can we find it without sacrificing what makes mathematics work? Our tentative answer is 'yes' – the language of programming might – if we design it right – be just such a language. ScratchMaths is a two-year computing and mathematics-based curriculum for Key Stage 2 pupils (Years 5 and 6). Its aim is to enable pupils to engage with and explore important mathematical ideas through learning to program. We are using the free online programming environment Scratch. The ScratchMaths curriculum has been designed and trialled by a team based at the UCL Knowledge Lab in London, England in conjunction with primary teachers and is currently being used in over 50 schools across England. ScratchMaths Curriculum overview (pdf) The set of resources developed through this process are now freely available to download via our Curriculum Materials page.


Type of Resource:

  • Curriculum

Topic:

  • Computer Systems and Networks
  • Creativity
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Structures
  • Programming
  • Sequence
  • Variables

Grade:

Free Resource!

Free

PD Resource?

No

Tags:

math, algebra, Scratch

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