DT 7 Blockly + Geometry

Explore geometry through programming, and draw intricate patterns and explosive fireworks!

Explore geometry through programming, and draw intricate patterns and explosive fireworks! In this challenge, you'll learn about how computers use angles, parallel lines and geometric transformations to generate the text and images you see on your screen every day. Use what you learn to develop your own fonts, pattern generators and even create a scene of colourful fireworks.

Colours, lines, drawings - all of these are produced through numbers, and with a bit of guidance and support, you'll learn the coding techniques game, animation and application developers use to bring your computer experience to life. Unlock the power of Maths + Code!

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Access to the DT Challenges for Australian students in Years 3-8 has been funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment until the end of 2020.

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1.
Drawing shapes with turtle
1. Fair and square 0/1
2. Get rect! 0/1
3. Any square 0/1
4. Any rectangle 0/1
5. Step up 0/1
2.
Angles, variables and calculations
1. Equilateral triangle 0/1
2. Get your house in order 0/1
3. Draw any angle 0/1
4. Draw any angle, backwards! 0/1
5. What's the time? 0/1
6. Scaleable House 0/1
3.
Parallel lines and controlling the pen
1. Dashed line 0/1
2. It's growing! 0/1
3. The hamburger icon 0/1
4. Letter Z 0/1
5. Letter N 0/1
6. Parallelogram 0/1
4.
Project: Vector graphics
1. Straight L 0/1
2. Straight T 0/1
3. Italic L 0/1
4. Italic T 0/1
5. Any Italic L 0/1
6. Any Italic T 0/1
5.
Colours and loops with turtle
1. Simple Star 0/1
2. Red Cross 0/1
3. Witches hats 0/1
4. Hexagon 0/1
5. A row of houses 0/1
6.
More colours and loops
1. Any coloured square 0/1
2. Pixel 0/1
3. Wooden Fence 0/1
4. Daisy Chains 0/1
7.
Translation and rotation
1. Solitaire 0/1
2. Noooooooooooo 0/1
3. Wind turbine 0/1
4. Triangle wreath 0/1
8.
Project 2: Fireworks display
1. Staircase 0/1
2. Thickening spiral 0/1
3. Ring of fire 0/1
4. Baby you're a firework! 0/1
5. Firework spinner 0/1
6. Fireworks display 0/1
7. Fireworks playground