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In this Python challenge we will manipulate a list of numbers to calculate the Min, Max, Mean, Median and Mod of all these numbers. First you may want to refresh your maths skills and check the meaning of these terms:…

In this challenge we will write a Python program to help us find out hold we will be in the coming years! We have designed the algorithm of our program using both a Flowchart and Pseudocode. Algorithm Reviewing the Algorithm…

Moroccan mosaic, aka Zellige (الزليج), is a form of Islamic art and one of the main characteristics of Moroccan architecture. It consists of geometrically patterned mosaics, used to ornament walls, ceilings, fountains, floors, pools and tables. Each mosaic is a…

“Guess how many sweets are in the jar” is a fundraising game. A large see-through jar is filled with a carefully counted number of sweets. People then try to guess how many sweets are in the jar. Each contestant has…

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.…

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…

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……

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…

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:…

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…