Examine connections between elements of mathematics and computer science including binary numbers, logic, sets, and functions.
General Information
Subject Area: Science
Grade: 68
Body of Knowledge: Computer Science - Communication Systems and Computing
Date Adopted or Revised: 05/16
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
0200000: M/J Computer Science Discoveries (Specifically in versions: 2018 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
0200010: M/J Computer Science Discoveries 1 (Specifically in versions: 2018 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
0200020: M/J Computer Science Discoveries 2 (Specifically in versions: 2018 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))

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Debugging the Electoral College-Lesson 2:

This is lesson 2 of a 3-lesson unit. In this lesson, students learn about how variables and inequalities are used in both math and computer science through the exploration of how a win/loss is calculated in an Electoral College model/simulator.

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Gather Data For Distribution by Programming an App:

This lesson allow students to gather, calculate, and plot data using both computer code and mathematical equations. In this lesson students will create a pedometer app to demonstrate the understanding of algorithms, components (such as buttons, textboxes, sensors, etc.), and If/Then statements. This lesson uses algebraic equations and random data to access the needed components to store data in a spreadsheet.

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Data Sets Represented in Computers:

This lesson shows how data can be represented by computers, in relation to everyday activities we may not be aware that we use computer. It gives an overview of graphing data by creating a histogram based on population data. Using the data collected, students will get a chance to hand write code to show what structure is needed for computers to collect, analyze and distribute such data. This lesson is lesson 1 of the Data Set and Deviation Statistics Unit and bridges statistical concepts of data collection, graphing and analysis with programming a computer using coding language while reinforcing foundational algebraic skills.

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Make My Number:

Students will apply their knowledge of mathematical operations to provide inputs in a Scratch program to try and make a specific given output, in this lesson plan.

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Order Matters:

Students will analyze a Scratch program and compare its computerized algorithm to the mathematical order of operations, in this lesson plan. 

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What are binary numbers?:

Students will decode equations to explain how base ten numbers are represented using binary numbers.

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