Saturday, September 26, 2015

CS50xCedarville Week 5

In week 5
Back to Greedy, starting with a short on Floats and the Fahrenheit lesson. This lesson is a new addition not part of the CS50 edx course. I love taking it from this angle and only talking about the floats here.  That was a much better approach for my students.

Then a quiz on Tuesday, and the writing of our Greedy pseudocode.  The quiz checked if they could call a directory independently, compile, run and use the correct syntax for a ‘for loop’. 

At the end of the week I actually pulled the students on a different project.  This project included reviewing a student survey within the district. The survey was anonymous but I shared the results via an .xlsx file.  Then I challenged students to pull three pieces of information from the survey that was immediately apparent by looking at the results.  For example, use a =Countif statement to see how many people used the word “stupid” when describing their classes.  Or see use an =If statement to see if students that believe education in America is failing also play sports or don’t play sports. Are there any correlations.  Essentially, we used some code to review a survey and draw some conclusions about our school survey.  This was a neat opportunity to see how we can use the tool of programming outside our classroom.  information about Excel formulas:

Oh, and since it wasn’t quite time for a feature flick we found some humor with the IKEA catalog video. 

Looking ahead: continue Greedy

1 comment:

  1. The quality of this blog is really perfect and all the readers will be interesed in such blogs. We can add the value of essays in the given blog. This is a good blog and all the readers will enjoy this blog so much and they will share it also.