SCRATCH support for Ordinary Level Secondary Maths
[I share many backup resources as PDFs on the Facebook group: Teaching with Scratch. Why not sign up and join?]
I'm Seamus @ readysteadycode, a septuagenarian and former Irish primary teacher and co-author of the popular primary text books Mathemagic. My interest in secondary maths arose out of helping my children (and their school friends) at Maths, when they were at secondary school. Hence my approach was less influenced by the pressure of exams and I made more use of the practical methods I used in the primary classroom: patience, reason, logic and lots of visual representation.
Years later, as a Scratch coder, I became intrigued at the power and ease of Scratch to support both primary and secondary maths. With short scripts of code we can make sense of Trigonometry, Pythagoras, Coordinate Geometry, Transformat
ions, Quadratics, Problem solving, Computational thinking etc. Try it out. You are welcome to get in touch. Feedback welcome.