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Intro to Programming with Tracy and micro:bit

The Introduction to Programming with Tracy and micro:bit course merges the Physical Computing with micro:bit and the Introduction to Python with Tracy courses. Students learn the prerequisite programming knowledge with Tracy and then apply these concepts to physical computing with the micro:bit.

Overview & Highlights

Level
Middle School
Contact Hours
80
Timeframe
Semester

Course Overview

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Tracy's World
Students learn about the world Tracy lives in and how to form commands that she will understand!
Moving Tracy Efficiently
Students build on the commands they've learned to instruct Tracy around all parts of her world.
Designing and Communicating Solutions
Students explore useful ways to break down large problems to write readable and successful programs.
Controlling Tracy with Variables
Students learn to use variables and user input to control their Tracy commands.
Intro to micro:bit
Students learn the basics of the micro:bit, such as how to light up and change the brightness of LEDs and how to use variables to write more versatile programs.
Making Decisions
Students use if-else statements and while loops to instruct Tracy to make decisions based on conditions.
Program Control with micro:bit
Students combine control structures, such as if/else statements and loops, with the micro:bit built-in and external sensors to write programs that react to the outside world.
Tracy Challenges
Students put together all they've learned to create more advanced programs!
Advanced micro:bit
Students explore all of the capabilities of the micro:bit on their own as they research, explore, and teach their peers about new sensors.

41
Lessons
47
Videos
63
Exercises
11
Challenges
117
Offline Handouts

Demo Programs

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Standards

Intro to Programming with Tracy and micro:bit is aligned with the following standards

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Utah 8 View (83.3%)
Utah 7 View (75%)

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