Ada Lovelace: Making Mathematics Easy & Fun!
March is Women’s History Month - join the Glo Pals in celebrating some of our favorite women who made history! Read on to find out more about Ada Lovelace, an inspirational woman who made giant developments in the world of coding. Download her printable HERE!
Ada Lovelace was an English mathematician and writer who wrote the first line of code. At her mother’s insistence, tutors taught her mathematics and science. Such challenging subjects were not taught to women at the time. She wrote instructions for the first computer program in the mid-1800s. Ada’s contributions to the field of computer science were not discovered until the 1950s.
Coding can seem like a daunting concept to teach kids but you can actually start the learning young with some simple pattern work! We have prepared some fun Pal Pattern Cards which are available for download here. Simply print off the cards and let your little one place their Glo Pals to complete the patterns.
If you don’t have access to a printer you can always just draw colored squares or use dot markers to make the pattern cards. Your kids will enjoy the challenge of figuring out which color goes next in the pattern.
You can add an extra element of sensory play by bringing the patterns to life using little containers filled with water. Drop the Pals in and make the water glo with the correct colors. Our little tester loved this part of the activity!
If your kids are slightly older, why not challenge them to make pattern cards for each other to complete? This is awesome for problem solving and a fun way to explore basic Math!