Coding Blocksactivity is fantastic to start your adventure with coding. The brightly coloured wooden blocks are strung together with elastic and are cut allowing them to be locked and angled to make various shapes and figures.
1. Let's make some interesting shapes
2. Choose one shape that you want to present to everybody together with your name
3. Explain what do you like about your shape
4. Let's find out what other shapes were created by your colleagues
In Scottish Coding Academy we use mind games like Rush Hour 8+ to introduce you to logical thinking and problem solving. They also help stimulate crucial brain development in logic, visual/spatial, math, language and reasoning which are some of the main skills required by coders.
With Creative Puzzles each cubed puzzle brings it's own challenge allowing you to follow coding cards to resolve more complex issues. With this fantastic 6 Cubed Puzzles activity you will work together to resolve the issue and present the results afterwards.
Complex Board Games like Chess, Draughts / Checkers or Backgammon has been persuasively linked with improving concentration, problem-solving, critical, original and creative thinking – and even mathematical abilities. They have remained
popular because they are simple enough to grasp as a learner and
require a good deal of strategy to play at a higher level, so that
everyone can enjoy them. Board games give you a hobby that you can enjoy virtually any time on the computer. It is a far better hobby than mindless video games, or watching cartoons.