TEJ3M/TEJ4M – May 2, 2016

PLEASE NOTE:  THERE IS A REVISED SCHEDULE TOMORROW MAY 3 FOR OUR SCHOOL MASS.  I HAVE POSTED A COPY OF THE SCHEDULE BELOW.

School Mass at Holy Trinity – Revised School Day Tue May 3, 2016

I began the class today by telling both the grade 11’s (TEJ3M) & 12’s (TEJ4M) to hand in the assignment that I gave to them on Fri Apr 29 when I was away from school.  The assignment was titled “Computer Component Costs – Basic Homework Computer” (see the Apr 29 blog posting for further details).

After talking to the students, I then told the students that the worksheet titled “Binary, Octal, Hexadecimal & Decimal Review Worksheet” which I gave them last week was due today (by the end of the school day).  I told the students I would give them some time towards the end of the period to work on the worksheet but first I would be doing a new lesson with them.  The title of the lesson was “Addition & Subtraction of Binary Numbers”.  After the lesson, I told the students to finish the worksheet due today first.  Once they are finished this, they can work on the worksheets I gave them today titled ” Binary Addition Worksheet” and “Binary Subtraction Worksheet”.

The grade 12’s (TEJ4M) are to make a race bot (dragster) which will be timed.  30 tiles have been measured in the hallway and marked off with tape.  The students will be give 3 chances to get their best time (I will time the students and take the best of 3 to be marked).  I gave this task to the students last week.  I mentioned to the students that they would have to complete their 3 times by the end of class tomorrow and then I would be moving on to the next task.  The second task will involve the students creating a bot with 3 sensors (light, proximity & touch) and will have to go through an obstacle course similar to the one they had to do last year for their final project.

Below you will find a copies of the handouts/worksheets that were distributed/assigned in today’s class.

Grade 11 (TEJ3M):

May 3 – TEJ3M Lesson – Binary Addition & Subtraction (This is the lesson I did with the students on the white board today.)

Binary, Octal, Hexadecimal & Decimal Review Worksheet (I mentioned to the students that today was the last day they had to work on this worksheet.  This worksheet is due by the end of the school day.)

May 2 – Binary Addition Worksheet (once the students are finished the worksheet titled “Binary, Octal, Hexadecimal & Decimal Review” then they can work on this sheet.)

May 2 – Binary Subtraction Worksheet (once the students are finished the worksheet titled “Binary, Octal, Hexadecimal & Decimal Review” then they can work on this sheet.)

http://courses.cs.vt.edu/~csonline/NumberSystems/Lessons/AddingTwoBinaryNumbers (Here is a resource to a short tutorial on how to add 2 binary numbers.)

http://courses.cs.vt.edu/~csonline/NumberSystems/Lessons/Subtraction/index.html (Here is a resource to a short tutorial on how to subtract 2 binary numbers.)

Grade 12 (TEJ4M):

Apr 25 – TEJ4M – Race Car-StepByStep (This the step by step instructions the students can use to help them get started with their race robot.)

Race Car Bot Times (example) (This is a sample of the robots my past students made and the times their got when they raced them.)

Various NXT step by step builds (There are various step by step instructions for building all kinds of different nxt robots.)

Lego NXT robots using NXC tutorial – Part 1 (Tutorial 1 for the nxc programming language.)

Lego NXT robots using NXC tutorial – Part 2 (Tutorial 2 for the nxc programming language.)

Lego NXT robots using NXC tutorial – Part 3 (Tutorial 1 for the nxc programming language.)

RobotC Curriculum (The students can go to this resource to help them review and learn some new concepts related to the coding language for the nxt robots.)

Gear Ratios Resource #1 (This resource will help the students learn about the various gear ratios when making their race bots.)

Gear Ratios Resource #2 (This resource will help the students learn about the various gear ratios when making their race bots.)

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