Producers from WGBH and Kentucky Educational Television and researchers from EDC have been collaborating on the research and development of brand-new computational thinking activities for preschoolers! These fun hands-on activities and apps (not yet published) were all created as part of a research project funded by the National Science Foundation called Integrating Computational Thinking into Mathematics Instruction in Rural and Urban Preschools.
Preschoolers can learn debugging and math through these fun activities:
Children fix sound shakers that don’t make sounds.
Children practice a two-step dance and identify mistakes in the teacher’s dance steps.
Children fix a bridge that won’t stand up.
Children debug clay caterpillars with colorful patterns.
Children use geometric shapes to fix holes in a road so a car can get across. Get a glimpse of the debugging app in development.
See how these activities are part of a larger computational thinking preschool curriculum in this Teacher Guide.
© 2019 WGBH Educational Foundation. All rights reserved. Funding provided by the National Science Foundation. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1640135. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.