Coding ( Scratch )
For the past 2 Tuesdays we Ms. Fung came in our classroom and taught us about how to do coding using a program called Scratch. Scratch is a program that you can use for coding or other things. We created our own Tessellation using controls and commands on Scratch. There is a icon which is a cat and when you create a tessellation and press a green flag that makes the cat icon move the cat moves and it makes the tessellation that you created using the controls.
Ms. Fung posted 2 videos about how to create a tessellation. One of them was a square tessellation and the other one was a triangle tessellation. We get to choose what types of shapes and sizes we want for the tessellation. In order to make a tessellation you have to create and decide what the angle would be and also how many steps the cat icon will take and lastly how big or small the size would be.
I could create a tessellation 2 times and both of them turned out the way I wanted. Scratch drew both the tessellation perfectly. The most challenging part of this challenge was coding and creating the whole thing because we had to think a lot. I have learned how to code now.
I think coding is really fun and I am excited to do it again.
This week we’ve been trying to follow the process to create a house using Minecraft of the computer. First we have to create a rough draft on your math notebook of what your house will look like. Then you have to get 4 pieces of papers and glue them together. After we have the blueprint paper we have to do a clean diagram of the rough draft that you did on your math notebook. Then you go on your computer and follow the steps that you created on your blueprint. But the length has to be 50 by 50 meters. Most of us created a house but some people created something else and if you have a little time to spear, you can create another layer on top of your building or house ! If we don’t go through the process than we can’t go to the stage of creating the house of building in Minecraft. A lot of people want to go on the Minecraft stage so they rush through the rough drafting and blueprint stage but if you rush through all of the stages it’s going to be really challenging for you to create the building on Mine craft. Right now I’m in the rough drafting stage because I still need to create some quick changes. But I’m still having a lot of fun ! I enjoy it a lot !
Reflection blog post
The most important thing that I think that is the most important was when we started to learn about angles. Mr.Grant taught us the 3 basic angles. The acute angle, obtuse angle and the right angle. The acute angle is an angle less than 90 degrees. The obtuse angle is greater than 90 degrees but less than 180 degrees. The right angle is always 90 degrees. We learned these angles because when we transfer to grade 5 the geometry will get harder. We also learned about parallel lines and perpendicular lines. A parallel line is when there are 2 lines and they will never meet you can go on forever but but they will never meet. A perpendicular line is when there are 2 lines and they form a right angle (90 degrees). I chose this topic because I was really interested when I first heard about it. My favourite subject in math is geometry. Angles, lines and shapes really help me learn more about geometry because when we move into grade 5 the geometry increasingly gets harder and harder. The basic 3 lines were really exciting to learn. Now I know much more about geometry.