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    Ngā Kiriahi
    In this Pīkau challenge, how did you debug the waiata?
    14 November
    Public discussion Created by Ngā Kiriahi

    The Pīkau/toolkit on, programming with sequence and output (CT PO2) provides first steps to understanding programming as well as specific ideas for teaching in the classroom.

    In the Pīkau challenge, how did you debug the waiata? What other contexts can you identify in your context where students could debug simple algorithms?

    I did this the same way as Tessa. I hadn't heard this waiata before so I followed the numbers on the code, 66,44,66  then mirrored the next pattern by changing it to 71, 69, 71. It sounded better this way but I wasn't sure if I was right or not.

    - By Jess Bond
      • Jess Bond
        By Jess Bond
        Feb 14

        I did this the same way as Tessa. I hadn't heard this waiata before so I followed the numbers on the code, 66,44,66  then mirrored the next pattern by changing it to 71, 69, 71. It sounded better this way but I wasn't sure if I was right or not.

        • Tessa Gray
          By Tessa Gray
          Jan 14

          Because there was only one wrong note, I followed the numbers correlating to the notes 'inside' the code and then replaced the lower note with a higher number to play the the appropriate higher note. Maths has always been in music, this is another way of making that connection.

          I'm thinking students could create Scratch games (retrieve the flag etc) with deliberate 'rogue code' to help teach others how to debug simple algorithms by flipping and looking inside the programmes. 

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