MATH – SCRATCH

My students documented their first experience with Scratch.

The very beginning

Hey there! This trimester, we have been working in a Math project with our Math teacher on Scratch. If you do not know what Scratch is, it is a programming language and an online community where you can program and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animation with people from all over the world. As you create with Scratch, you learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically. By Caro K. & Oli M.
Credits: Sofi H. & Martu L.

Credits: Sofi H. & Martu L.

Credits: Nico P. & Franco B.

Credits: Nico P. & Franco B.

Credits: Cata P. & Ceci U.

Credits: Cata P. & Ceci U.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 At first gave us our teacher a paper with all the instructions.

  1. Make a Square. Your project must have 4 “pins”, and at least another character who is going to tell the player what he have to make. You have to draw a square with one point given by the user. The other points are going to move by themselves.You also have to explain what a Square is.
  2. Make a Rhombus. Your project must have 4 “pins”, and at least another character, who is going to tell the player what he have to make. One “start” point are going to be given by the user. He also have to give the side length, and the degrees that your Rhombus are going to have.

By Ivi S. & Fran B.

And we started working

Comments by Mica S. & Niki S.

Comments by Mica S. & Niki S.

Credits: Cata P. & Ceci U.

Credits: Ceci U.

Credits: Sofi H. & Martu L.

Credits: Sofi H.

We document our steps

First of all you have to choose your character (something to draw), then you choose other sprites to use as reference like this ones. We used a pencil to draw and pushpins as reference but you can choose the sprites you want. By Giuliano M. & Boris G.
Screenshot: Boris G.

Screenshot: Boris G.

 

Credits: Cata P.

Screenshot: Cata P.

This blocks explain how hippo builds the rhombus:
When the backdrop switches, Hippo broadcast a message, clears the stage and puts the pen up ( He is not going to draw ). He is going to appear and tell you to move Star1 to a random position in the stage. After that he waits 2 secs and glides to the position of the Star1. Hippo will ask you to insert a lengh of the rhombus , and he is going to save this answer in a variable ( Star1-2 ). If your answer is bigger than the variable „haha“ he will ask to enter a smaller distance.

 

Finally finished!

scratch catahttps://scratch.mit.edu/projects/79189018/

I  don’t think that making my Scratch project was a torture, because I really enjoyed watching all the progress that I have done. Scratch is very funny, and you need a lot of imagination to make a game, a character, or whatever. By Fran B.

Giving our presentation

Vortrag NicoVortrag Fran

 

We think that the project was funny but at the same time it was a challenge for us to realize this complicated Shapes.
It is a new experience and we recommended you to try it. 

In the future we would like to try other maths projects like this.
By Cata P. & Ceci U.

TWO DIFFERENT CULTURES MEET

Zwei verschiedene Kulturen treffen aufeinander:
Die reine Katastrophe oder ein gutes Erlebnis?

Hallo, meine lieben Leser. Wir hatten die Möglichkeit, Zeuge an einem tollen Ereignis an der Goethe Schule von Buenos Aires zu sein.

On June 2, 3A and 3E Goethe School students had the opportunity to experience a meeting of cultures through videoconferences with students of the Victoriaskolan of Sweden.

El encuentro surge a partir de un proyecto conjunto entre docentes argentinos y suecos, con la intención de compartir espacios de aprendizaje con alumnos de instituciones educativas en el extranjero, enriqueciendo de este modo el desarrollo académico y personal de nuestros alumnos.

Hier teile ich einige Reflektionen der teilnehmenden Studenten:

 The discussions were very fluid right from the beginning, it did not take long to „break the ice“, as expected. Sometimes the work was not very organized, for example, when a pair was talking with their foreign pair, some Argentinian students were standing and watching because it was something new and everyone was excited and interested about it. On balance, it has been a good experience as it enriched our vocabulary in English, and the people from Sweden seemed to be satisfied too. On the other hand, there were some technical and organizational problems that need to be improved for next videoconferences.

Bartuluchi, A. Hevia and J. Simoncelli

videoconferencia 09

En cada clase había alguien que documentaba (en español, en alemán y en inglés), alguien que tomaba fotos con su celular, alguien que grababa con los iPads y otros que hablaban en parejas con sus parejas suecas. La hora se dividió en dos turnos. Todos los alumnos hablaban con su pareja sueca en un turno, y en el otro hacían alguna de las actividades ya mencionadas.

Buxhoeveden, M. Pruden y N. Morales.

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“Nos pareció, que sin importar el corto período de tiempo que tuvimos para poder entablar una conversación, fue una experiencia inolvidable e incomparable. Tuvimos muchos beneficios de este proyecto, cómo conocer una nueva cultura, y ver las semejanzas que tenemos sin importar la distancia que nos separa. Es más, podemos llegar a formar una amistad nunca siquiera imaginada. Por distintas costumbres podemos aprender mucho y hasta podemos enriquecernos.”

Lasalvia y M. Schmidt Meyer.

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“I really loved this experience!”-said a student from the Goethe Schule, Andres Fenenko- “This experience was very useful to know how other countries live and it was very helpful to practise our english. The organization that the teachers had was very good because we were very busy making productive activities for this experience. I would do this activity again!”

You will enjoy reading the comment that Francisco Dominguez, a student, did about this experience: “It was a really nice activity and it was very good to talk to other students from a totally different country because they have really different cultures. At some moments we should have been more fluid when speaking, but generally the communication was good. If I could do it again I would love to!”

Santsteban and G. Charabora