## Reflection: Standards Alignment Chose Your Code - Section 1: Research

The text of this standard, Generate and compare multiple solutions that use patterns to transfer information, really makes me wonder what the drafters of the NGSS had in mind.  It makes me think of some sort of combine students would have to work their way through, (You can't move on to the next center until you figure out how to spell your name with flags!)  It seems as though they expect students to examine a situation, come up with a few different ways of using patterns to send information within that situation, and determine the best solution.  I felt I needed to prime my students a little by reviewing existing communication methods using patterns.  If there are more detailed situations we can try to place our students into that will facilitate them choosing the best coding system, I'd love to know about it!

What were they thinking?
Standards Alignment: What were they thinking?

Unit 7: Light, Waves, and Data
Lesson 6 of 6

## Big Idea: How can you chose the best way to communicate?

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### Justin Price

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