Type:

Lesson Plan

Description:

Language is one way to clearly and thoroughly describe the attributes and functions of ordinary everyday objects. In this lesson, students act like the inventor of an everyday object that does not yet exist. Students abstract the essential details, and describe what need would be fulfilled by the new object and how, specifically, it functions. They will then translate the description into a format appropriate for modeling the object in a computer by representing the data in an organized visual format. Pattern recognition will enable them to organize and generalize the description.

Subjects:

  • Language Arts > Vocabulary
  • Computer Science > Computational Thinking

Education Levels:

  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Professional Education & Development
  • Vocational Training

Keywords:

representing data, abstraction, modeling, computer science, computational thinking

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
Update Standards?

CCSS.Math.Content.3.G.A.1: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Understand that shapes in different categories (e.g., rhombuses, rectangles, and others) may share attributes (e.g., having four sides), and that the shared attributes can define a larger category (e.g., quadrilaterals). Recognize rhombuses, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals, and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories.

CCSS.Math.Content.4.G.A.2: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Classify two-dimensional figures based on the presence or absence of parallel or perpendicular lines, or the presence or absence of angles of a specified size. Recognize right triangles as a category, and identify right triangles.

CCSS.Math.Content.5.G.B.3: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Understand that attributes belonging to a category of two-dimensional figures also belong to all subcategories of that category.

CCSS.Math.Content.5.G.B.4: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Classify two-dimensional figures in a hierarchy based on properties.

CCSS.Math.Content.HSG-MG.A.1: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Use geometric shapes, their measures, and their properties to describe objects (e.g., modeling a tree trunk or a human torso as a cylinder).?
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March 10, 2017

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