In the July 1, 2018 issue of Digital Maestro Magazine, I explore the use of Scratch for teaching basic geometry skills. The first lessons begin with the basics. We draw squares and rectangles. Within each project, we learn to use the power of coding to calculate the perimeter and area.
Scratch is a visual programming language that is free and available for children to use. The programming language is targeted at children to helping them learn to program. With Scratch, they can create interactive stories, games, and animations. Students and teachers can share their products with others in the Scratch community and on the web.