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Intro to Programming with Tracy and micro:bit


Unit Description
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.

Unit Description
Supplemental Challenges:
Categorizing Triangles: Explore how we can use a computer to perform calculations and make decisions based on user input! You will use Turtle Graphics in Python to draw a triangle and write text to the screen and then use if/else statements, variables, functions, and mathematical, logical, and comparison operators to print the resulting triangle category.
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