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First Graders Have Fun Learning Math, Literacy and Logic Through Basic Coding

Teachers integrate multiple subjects into hands-on activities that help students gain a deeper understanding of concepts.

First graders have fun learning with basic coding

“Straight one…two…three…four. And, left one…two."

Those aren’t dance steps. They’re the instructions that Rosemary first graders were giving teammates as they plotted a course for a small robot across a grid to reach the destination point. While this basic coding activity required students to use logic and sequencing with their math and story-telling skills, the youngsters were simply having fun and were eager for their turn at the controls. The lesson is another example of how Campbell Union School District’s teachers are integrating multiple subjects into hands-on activities that help students gain a deeper understanding of concepts.

In the photo above, Teacher Amanda Haughs works with students who “raced” their robots by solving math equations and programming the answers into the machine. In another activity students planned the moves in a story about their robot’s adventures.