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Bootstrap: Algebra Workshop - August 12-14

Date: Monday - August 12, 2019
Time: All Day
Location: Cascade Academy (Bend, OR)

This Is An Event Hosted By A Member School and Is Not An NWAIS Workshop


Bootstrap: Algebra Workshop


August 12 - 14, 2019 | 9 am- 4 pm

This Is An Event Hosted By A Member School and Is Not An NWAIS Workshop

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What is Bootstrap: Algebra?

Bootstrap Algebra is a program that applies mathematical concepts and rigorous programming principles to create a simple video game. The program is aligned with the National and State Standards for Mathematics as well as the CSTA standards and K12CS frameworks. The module can be taught as a separate, standalone Technology or Computer Science (CS) class, or it can be integrated into a mainstream math class, delivered by a math teacher with no prior CS experience.


What do students experience in this program?

In Bootstrap: Algebra, students create a simple, 3-character game involving a player, a target, and a danger. They design what each character looks like and use mathematical concepts such as coordinate planes, order of operations, ratio and proportion, domain and range, function composition, word problems and the distance formula to detect collisions, handle keystrokes, and determine how they move and interact.


What is the outcome & impact?

In addition to learning programming, students who take Bootstrap: Algebra display improvement on standard, pencil- and-paper algebra tasks.

In a Bootstrap Workshop, you as a teacher will:

• Investigate and explore the cognitive challenges for students struggling with Algebra

• Experience the Bootstrap curriculum in action

• Engage as a student for a day, and see the lessons taught by a master teacher

You’ll work with your peers to discuss content and pedagogy and spend a day in your students’ shoes. You’ll have a chance to try activities from every single Bootstrap class. You’ll be able to debrief with other teachers, talk pedagogy with the trainers, and try out the materials and software firsthand. And finally, you’ll go home with a videogame that you created!



Cost: $950.00 per person (until filled)

Early Bird: $875.00 (deadline May 15th)

Lunch and snacks provided


This Is An Event Hosted By A Member School and Is Not An NWAIS Workshop. Registration is handled directly with the convenors.


QUESTIONS?: Please contact Mark Stamler at


19860 Tumalo Reservoir Road Bend, Oregon 97703
Phone: 541.382.0699


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