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Pascal Triangle

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

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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

Euler’s Number

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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

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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

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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:

3D Staircase Challenge

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In this challenge you will use http://www.beetleblocks.com/ to create some 3D models to represent different types of staircases. I will use iteration (for loops) to make your code more effective and investigate the use of (x,y,z) coordinates to create your

Factorial Challenge

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In Mathematics, the factorial of n is denoted by n! and calculated by the product of integer numbers from 1 to n. For instance: In this challenge you will write a Python program that asks the user to enter a

BBC micro:bit – Traffic Light

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In this challenge we are going to create and program a traffic light using lego bricks, leds and the BBC micro:bit. Check this video clip of the complete traffic light in operation: Step 1: Building the traffic light: Use a

3D Traffic Lights

Traffic Lights

Did you know? An embedded system is a computer system with a dedicated function within a larger mechanical or electrical system, often with real-time computing constraints. A burglar alarm, an in-car cruise control system, a speedometer on a bike, a

3D Solar System

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In this blog post we will use Glowscript to create a 3D animation representing the revolution of the Earth around the Sun, and of the Moon around the Earth. Earth Revolution First, let’s calculate the angle of rotation needed to

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