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SCRATCH Projects for 8-9 year olds: Scratch Short and Easy with Ready-Steady-Code

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Seamus O’Neill’s Ready-Steady-Code fine-line vector grids have been included in Scratch 2.0 and 3.0 by its developers at MIT (Boston). The projects on cards 16-20 of this card-set in particular, bring out the magic of the grids.
The cards are also available spiral-bound as free-standing and flip-over for hands-free collaborative project-based computer activities by children. There are twenty cards for children 8 - 9 years, grouped into pairs by colour to cover 10 Lessons. Each card is a short coding assignment in Scratch to foster Computational Thinking in maths and numeracy. Scratch +Ready-Steady-Code (cards 16-20) when used in this way, helps children learn essential coding concepts while giving them scope for creative thinking.
The code (or script) in each assignment is short and designed to fit within a lesson time slot. Each script is compatible with a program of study for children between the ages of 8 and 9. Each card matches a learning objective within the general Math curriculum framework of Number, Logical Reasoning, Spatial Awareness, Shape, Measurement and Data.
SCRATCH +Ready-Steady-Code empowers the teacher to take up the challenge that comes with being an educator of children in this age of technology. The cards address teacher confidence and competence while facilitating children coding and doing their maths at the same time. OK! Are you Ready? Are you Steady? Let’s Code!

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