Micro:bit missions: Take a chance on me (Integrating Mathematics) (Years 6-8)

This resource comprises two activities that can be used together or if you prefer as individual activities to explore the concept of chance in Mathematics. Students will use computational thinking and use the micro:bit as a digital system to generate and collect data and implement and/or modify a program (pseudocode, visual programming and general-purpose programming).

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Content type Lesson ideas
Format Document
Core and overarching concepts Implementation (programming), Data acquisition, Data interpretation, Specification (decomposing problems), Algorithms, Digital systems, Computational thinking
Australian Curriculum Digital Technologies code(s)

Analyse and visualise data using a range of software, including spreadsheets and databases, to draw conclusions and make predictions by identifying trends


Define and decompose real-world problems with design criteria and by creating user stories


Implement, modify and debug programs involving control structures and functions in a general-purpose programming language


Investigate the main internal components of common digital systems and their function


Examine how digital systems form networks to transmit data


Define problems with given or co developed design criteria and by creating user stories


Design algorithms involving multiple alternatives (branching) and iteration


Implement algorithms as visual programs involving control structures, variables and input

Technologies & Programming Language​s Electronic programming boards
Keywords Algorithms, general-purpose programming language, pseudocode, visual programming, digital systems, DTIF, DTiF, dtif, ACARA
Integrated, cross-curriculum, special needs Literacy, Numeracy, Digital Literacy

Australian Government Department of Education and Training


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