Using Lists to Store Quiz Questions

Here’s another possible extension to Phil Bagge’s excellent ‘Maths Quiz‘ set of lessons (see this post for previous thoughts)… The way I’ve taught children to make a quiz is to make a script for one question then duplicate it, replacing┬áthe question and answer in each block repeatedly with the new ones until their quiz is finished. Although this is a …

Branching Databases with Year 2

Year 2 are currently studying arctic wildlife so this provided a meaningful reason to explore how a branching database works. I’ve used a few branching databases over the years, notably ‘ReTreeval’ and ‘Textease Branch’ – part of the Textease suite. Both programs are a little dated but still functional and I still like the way ‘drag and drop’ way Textease …

Maths Quiz with Repeated Questions and Hints

I’ve been working with year 4 making quizzes in Scratch – an idea from Phil Bagge’s excellent Junior Computer Science planning. Once the basic ‘if / else’ loop is in place, there are various ways the children can adapt their program to make it more interesting. Some children added sound for right and wrong answers, some used broadcasts to change …