Building Foundations for Computational Thinking

While most people associate computational thinking with coding, computational thinking skills help us more effectively solve problems and make decisions.

Wixie provides a range of opportunities for young learners to build and practice these skills.

Decomposition and Algorithmic Thinking

Showing the steps of cycles and writing step-by-step directions for procedures can help young learners practice breaking down a problem into smaller chunks (decomposition). Combine with writing how-tos or narratives for a fun literacy combination.

Abstraction and Generalization

Young learners aren't quite ready to grasp abstract concepts, but they can use Wixie to make and identify patterns, an essential pre-Algebra skill.

Data Collection

Accurately counting and collecting data is essential to successful analysis and solutions. Students can use Wixie to collect data in the form of tally marks, sums, and visual observations.

Data Analysis and Representation

In order to make sense of the data they have collected, students can use Wixie to organizing and depicting it through charts, graphs, and images/infographics.

Identifying Patterns

Collect and Analyze Birthday Data


Coding music in Wixie

Exploring Binary

Surveys about Seuss

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