Tag: List

The Moroccan Spices Box Set Puzzle

In the heart of the medina of Marrakech, you will find one of the largest and most colourful souks in Morocco. In this souk, you will find merchants selling traditional clothing, multicoloured carpets, pottery, jewellery, antiques, lanterns, spices, etc. On

Countries of Africa

Can you name all of the 54 countries of Africa? In this challenge we will write a Python script to create a quiz where we ask the user to guess as many African countries as possible. The player will score

Algebraic Pyramid Challenge

For the purpose of this challenge we will use algebraic pyramids pointing downwards (or upside down pyramids!). The idea of this mathematical puzzle is to fill in all the bricks of a pyramid based on the following rule: To work

Shuffling Algorithm

Our aim is to implement a shuffling algorithm to shuffle a deck of playing cards. To do so, we will use a list called deck to store the 52 cards of the deck as follows: deck = ["Ace of hearts","2

My Class Register

For this challenge we will create a program to be used by a teacher at a start of a lesson to take the register. The program will go through a class list and for each pupil in the list, will

The Social Network

Six Degrees of Separation The Six degrees of separation is an idea that was originally set out by Frigyes Karinthy in 1929 and that can be applied to Social Networks such as Facebook. It is based on the idea that

Space Invaders – 3D Pixel Art

In this blog post we will use Glowscript to create a 3D animation of a space invader. 2D Graphics used in retro arcade games consist of pixels. A 2D graphic can be described as a grid of pixels of different

Food Chain Game Using Python

Learning Objectives? In this set of Python challenges we will investigate the use of two data structures used in programming to represent data: We will use an array/list to represent a food chain. We will use a graph to represent

Min, Max, Mean, Median and Mod

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:

Layer Cake using Python Turtle

In this challenge we will use Python Turtle to create and draw a layer cake. The code provided at the bottom of this blog post is using a few computing concepts such as: A list to store the parameters of