Problem Solving

Gingerbread House Day: Books & Coding & Challenge, Oh my!

Gingerbread House Day: Books & Coding & Challenge, Oh my!

Gingerbread House Day is observed annually on December 12. Gingerbread was a favorite food of an Armenian monk, Gregory of Nicopolis. Gregory brought gingerbread to Europe around 992 AD and taught French Christians to bake it. Gingerbread was often used in religious ceremonies and was baked to be sturdy as it was often molded into […]

Hour of Code December 3-9, 2018

Hour of Code December 3-9, 2018

Before we start our coding session there are a few things you should know. At the root of all computer science is something called an algorithm. The word “algorithm” may sound like something complicated, but really it’s just a list of instructions that someone can follow to achieve a result. A program is an algorithm […]

Flying Machine Challenge

Check out this heart-warming award-winning 3D animated short created by the talented Alyce Tzue. “Soar” about a young girl who must help a tiny boy pilot, Lucas, fly home before it’s too late! This month, 2nd grade students are challenged to design and build a new flying machine for the character Lucas. Make a labelled […]

Intro to Logic Puzzles

Logic puzzles can be tricky, but they are very beneficial because they teach critical thinking and reasoning skills.Below are several logic puzzles. These puzzles require you to use the process of elimination to figure out the answer. It helps to use the grid that’s provided. For example, if a clue says, “Mary doesn’t like cats” […]

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