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