Sorting Matrix Digital and Print Activities to teach If/Then/Else coding language (Conditionals). Everything you need to teach students about conditionals and let them practice using the terminology. This resource includes 12 digital slides with moveable pieces and 12 printable activity mats meant to be used with velcro.
Teaching coding concepts works best when we do familiar activities but use new language. Students have been doing sorting activities their whole lives. This activity asks them to do the same thing they have always done but think about it in a new way – as though they are a computer.
Included in the PDF:
- Links to Digital Sorting Matrix Activities (digital version is in Google Slides)
- Rationale and Standards Addressed
- Understanding If/Then/Else Guides
- Resources to Learn and Teach Conditionals
- How to Prep the Printable Mats
- Printable Sorting Matrix Mats and Pieces
Strand: Computational Thinker
ISTE Standard: 5.a. formulate problem definitions suited for technology assisted methods such as data analysis, abstract models and algorithmic thinking in exploring and finding solutions.
ISTE Standard: 5.d. understand how automation works and use algorithmic thinking to develop a sequence of steps to create and test automated solutions.
I Can Statements:
I can create an algorithm for a simple pattern.
I can explain how technology helps to make a task easier.
I can understand that computers solve problems by finding patterns.
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