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Pascal Triangle


In mathematics, one of the most interesting number patterns is Pascal’s Triangle. It is named after Blaise Pascal (1623 – 1662), a famous French Mathematician and Philosopher. To build a Pascal Triangle we start with a “1” at the top.

Infinite Quarter Series


The infinite quarter series is a series where each term is a quarter of the previous one: We can visually represent this series by dividing a canvas (or price of paper) into 4 quadrants and colouring in one quadrant (bottom

Estimating Pi using Buffon’s Needle

Painting by François-Hubert Drouais - Musée Buffon à Montbard

A few hundred years ago people enjoyed betting on coins tossed on to a wooden floor … would they cross a line or not? A French mathematician called Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon (1707-1788) started thinking about this and worked

Euler’s Number


The number e is a famous irrational number called Euler’s number after Leonhard Euler a Swiss Mathematician (1707 – 1783). Number e is considered to be one of the most important numbers in mathematics. The first few digits are: 2.7182818284590452353602874713527…

Golden Angle


In geometry, the golden angle is the smaller of the two angles created by sectioning the circumference of a circle according to the golden ratio. Golden Angle ≈ 137.5° The golden angle plays a significant role in the theory of

Graphing Algorithm


In this challenge we will write several procedures to graph different mathematical equations on screen using Python Turtle. We will focus on: Linear equations: y = ax + b Quadratic equations: y = ax2 + bx + c Trigonometric functions:

Monopoly Quiz


For this challenge you will create a quiz based on the game of Monopoly. The computer will randomly display a street name from the list of streets used in the game and the user will have to guess the colour

Equalizer Animation Using JavaScript


When your browser displays a webpage on screen it uses 3 different programming languages called HTML, CSS and JavaScript. We call the combination of these three languages “client-side web technologies”. Each of the three language has its own syntax and

Defragmentation Algorithm

File Allocation Table (FAT System) A file allocation table (FAT) is a table that an operating system maintains on a hard disk that provides a map of the clusters (the basic units of logical storage on a hard disk) that

Catch Me If You Can

In this challenge we will create a three-player game using Scratch. One player (the yellow ball) will be chased by two other players the red player and the blue player. The red player will use the arrow keys to control

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