Creating Computer Games with Maths

Computer games – some people like them and some people hate them (usually parents).  However at Gastrells Primary School the students  make computer games.  These computer games  have a difference, the student design them to teach Maths.  The first project they undertook was the development of their own coordinate game. This was so successful thatContinue reading “Creating Computer Games with Maths”

Using Maths to Create Space Games

Game Programming using Maths – Module 1 Algebra & Space Travel     Free pilot studies  – contact gabriel@makingpi.com   Space Exploration Project 1 Level 4 Time : 1 hour Beginners Scratch The students create a game to explode alien invasion craft in space.  They have to guess the coordinates and then if successful fireContinue reading “Using Maths to Create Space Games”

Logo & Rotation Lesson Shared

This first resource is teaching Rotation and LOGO at Level 3 & 4.  It brings the Programming and Maths side of the new UK curriculum together. We are looking for a way of sharing our resources so that they are immediately usable by other educators.  It is also an attempt to expand the boundaries ofContinue reading “Logo & Rotation Lesson Shared”

Thymio II

I was really interested when I stumbled across this robot. This floor robot has the greatest functionality of all floor robots with an extension programming language which makes it suitable for KS5 work.  I think this should be explored as a KS3 to KS4 programming challenge. Here is the release video: This shows you somethingContinue reading “Thymio II”