Archive | November, 2014

Rubik Prizes given out (100 STARS!)

24 Nov

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Day 2 and 3 App Inventor

20 Nov


Day 2 and 3, the students were split into groups. They were told to design their own games and build it. Along the way they were to explain the code to one another.

The remarkable thing is that with a few concepts, the students were able to start building. There might be other ways and perhaps better ways  to solve the problems they encountered, however through discovery, asking and trying, they learn to overcome it in their own way.

The course is less theory and more doing. This makes it fun and interesting.

The students have requested for another session Nov 27,28, this time they will discover ways to unleash the power of the Android phone.

Day 1
1.Use the Accelerometer Sensor
2.Speech Recognition
3.Drawing Lines with your Finger
4.Fling a Ball
5.Tilt Device to Move Ball
6.Take a Picture
7.Make a Video
10.Voice Recorder
And More ….
Day 2
Design and build a game.

Day 1 App Inventor

17 Nov


In Day 1, all the students have completed 3 simple tutorials on their own before coming to class. So more time can be devoted to interesting activities. Some key concepts are highlighted. And students were helping each other. Sharan (a self-declared super-nerd) shared his code on one of his self made game. This was good learning for the rest!

Here is what is needed from the students:

  • Learn to learn
  • Overcome your problems
  • Work together as helpful team mates
  • Presentation (Present to the class)

So it is not just programming for the sake of programming.

By the end of the day, the students are interacting, working together and they are off to build their own gameS.

Math Arena Opening Hours (Nov – Dec)

2 Nov

Hi, we will be opened from Mondays to Fridays in November and December.  We are closed on Saturdays and Sundays, eve of/and Christmas Day (24/25 Dec), eve of/and New Year (31 Dec/1 Jan).


November 3 – 7, 10 – 14 : Mondays to Fridays, 10.30 am to 5 pm

November 17 – 21, 24 – 28 : Mondays to Fridays, 9.30 am to 7 pm

December 1 – 5, 8 – 12, 15 – 19 : Mondays to Fridays, 9.30 am to 7 pm