Coding a Simulation

Let’s explore some more ideas about probability….

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Can we test this law using some coding?

ummmm….. probably?

Head on over to Scratch or Snap (if you want use your iPad)

You are going to try and design a coin flipper…. here are some helpful images.Screen Shot 2016-06-07 at 10.36.49 AM

You will need to design some costumes to allow your coin to change from heads to tails.

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Let’s get started and see where we end up.

We will be exploring the idea that experimental probability will eventually meet the theoretical probability.

Here is the code for a turbo flip option:

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YouTube tutorial by a fellow LKDSB teacher: Mr. Aspinall


Let’s take a peek at their site and see what we could do.

A very interesting read about how ‘not’ to help: When Helping Hurts

Mr. Cameron’s Class Blog


Walking Geometry

Watch this:


Questions you have?


Your Task:

Test the Question – Is it faster/quicker/shorter to cut through the Learning Commons than to go around the proper way?

  1. Record a video hypothesis.
  2. Design a method to test your hypothesis (You cannot use any standard forms of measurement).
  3. Record a video conclusion to reflect on your hypothesis, were you correct?

Next Task:

  1. Reflect and discuss some of the variables that may have caused inaccuracies in your test.
  2. How can you design an improved experiment that will eliminate the as many variables as possible?
  3. Design a new test.
  4. Complete your test and record your information.

What do you need for this new experiment?

Final task:  Bring all your media together into one file (slideshow, iMovie etc…)

Success Criteria:

Are all of the elements (pics/clips) necessary?  Is the purpose clear for including each clip/pic ?

Have you used titles/narration to clearly explain your ideas and thinking?

Did you create any music for a video?  (You are not allowed to use stock music anymore, you must create your own!)

Did you use multiple applications to bring your media together? I see iMovie, shadow puppet, google slides, camera roll etc…

Did you answer the question?





Vex Maze Runner Challenge

A Vex Robotics Challenge:

Navigate the Vex Field by coding your Robot.

  1. Your BB Bot must start on the Green mark in the middle (ish) of the field.
  2. Translate your BB Bot to three of the four outer green marks.
  3. Return to the starting position.

The winner will complete this course in the shortest amount of time.

You have 3 minutes to look at/take a picture/take a measurement of the field.  You will then return to class with your partner and plan the fastest route.  Discussion and debate is important.  How can you justify and explain which route will be the fastest?

You will be successful if:

  • you discuss and collaborate with your partner using clear math vocabulary (specific measures, angles, rotate, reverse etc.).
  • Problem Solve
  • Persevere
  • Communicate solutions
  • Have Fun!

(Fail) + (Try Again) = First Attempt in Real Learning 





I found a creature in my basement! Don’t worry it is harmless… I think.  But I am having trouble describing it.

Here it is:

File_000How would you describe this thing?  Think about what you see and write 6 descriptive words.

I kept investigating though and found something interesting, Watch.

Now, can you write a descriptive paragraph telling us what you see.  Try and think of your five senses to enhance the the descriptive value of your paragraph.

Last task:

We are going to use GarageBand to give this video a soundtrack.  Let’s have a brief tutorial with the app first….



Chasse au Trèsor

En français! Nous allons participer en une Chasse au Trèsor au Terrain de Brooke Central. En utilisant la camera sur votre iPad tu dois chercher:

  1. Un animal
  2. une insecte
  3. 3 types d’arbres différents
  4. Quelque chose rouge
  5. Quelque chose vert
  6. Quelque chose bleu
  7. Quelque chose Orange
  8. Un carré
  9. Un triangle
  10. un rectangle
  11. Un cercle
  12. une véhicule
  13. Quelque chose haut
  14. Quelque chose petit
  15. quelque chose mouillé

Vous avez 20 minutes pour cherchez ces images.  Tu recevras 2 pointes pour chaque image mais 4 pointes pour une image unique pour la classe.

Bonne Chance!