Elementary students learn code with calculators

Miami Valley News

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The University of Dayton is collaborating with teachers and students as they learn to code with calculators.

The program is being held at Southdale Elementary with STEAM classrooms, focusing on science, technology, engineering, art, and math.

The calculators are typically used by middle and high school students, but through this program elementary students are now learning coding skills in a fun and engaging way.

“A lot of times, people don’t think of coding being an elementary skill, so we really have seen students are excited in the fact that they are able to do the coding themselves and make the robots move,” says Lindsay Gold, Assistant Professor of STEAM Mathematics at the University of Dayton.

Organizers say they hope that by using this technology, students will be more engaged and more likely to remember what they learned.

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