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Alice Unit 5 [Objects, Parameters]

5.1: Exercise Competition:

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Three girls Jenny, Kelly, and Barb are enrolled in an exercise class. One day after class the three decide to have a friendly competition to see how many sets of 10 repetitions of running in place each can do before getting tired. Barb decides to go first and gets tired at 10 repetitions. Kelly goes next and she gets tired at 20 repetitions. Jenny, who has been in the exercise class for the longest, goes next. She gets tired at 30 repetitions.

Create a world that suites the competition.

  • Note: Basically, you are just using a parameter to determine how many times the girl “runsInPlace”
  • Important: Each of the girls should be an instance of ExerciseGirl class that you created in chapter 5.

 

excercise compe


 

EACH Assignment below requires the use of a parameter in some way.  If you do not have a parameter, as described, you will lose a lot of credit.

 

Here is a helpful link on how to create and use parameters, in case you forget.

 


5.2 : Jumping Jacks

jumping-jacks-optimized

Add a jumpingJack method to the ExerciseGirl class. The method should make the object perform jumping jacks .

  • Important: this method should have a parameter for the number of repetitions to perform.

5.3 : Marcello The Magician:

 

Marcello the magician has finally mastered his disappearing act. To perform the act, he places several items on a table in front of him. He stands with his right arm extended over an item. He says the magic word “Alakazam, Alakazee” and the object disappears. He repeats this procedure for each object on the table. Create a world in which Marcello (an instance of the Magician class from the People Collection) demonstrates his new act . In the magician object

  • you should create two new class-level methods:
    • sayMagicWords
      • should cause Marcello to say the magic words.
    • makeDisappear
      • This method should have an object as its parameter
      • should cause Marcello to turn to face the object, say the magic words (by calling the sayMagicWords method) and then make the object disappear by setting its opacity to zero (note: for some reason the bunny object cannot be made to disappear this way!).
  • gigantaicize
    • This method should have an object as its parameter
    • the object should be made to 5 times its original size!
  • Want to get an “A+”: then create a transmute method tha
    • takes an object  parameter
    • Changes a locust to a boar (hide the one , make the other appear)
    • changes a bird to a locust

 

Prior Version

Rock Paper Scissors Part IV [Alice 2]

We are going to create a variable numWins  to keep track of how many times the user correctly beats the cpu.

  1. create a variable numWins  to keep track of how many times the user correctly beats the cpu

num-wins-var

  1.  Every time that the user wins increment the variable by adding 1 on to that variable.

how-to-add-one-to-variable-alice

This is how you increase the value of  a variable by 1.

  1. Repeat this step for each in which the user wins.
  2. At the end of each round, tell the user how many times they won. (Remember that numWins  is a number so you must use what as a string to say it)

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Rock Paper Scissors Part III [Alice 2]

 

In the Part 2, we ended with a dilemma. If the user wants to play a second game, we need hide the objects that were chosen in the first game!

 

  1. So, at the start of the main while  loop, you should programmatically set the isShowing  of all 6 objects to false.is-showing-false-programmatically-take2

Note: all commands in alice have a duration.  Since we want all 6 objects to immediately hide, s et the duration to 0 by clicking on more and selection duration as shown below:

duration-zero

 

So, now you should have a fully functional Rock, Paper, Scissors Game that should work similar to what you can see below  (Still, there are some improvements that could be made ,see the bottom).

rock-paper-scissors-v1-done

 

 

However, there are some improvements that we should make.

 

 

 

Improvement #1 : Keep track of how many times the user beats the computer. (required)

 

 

Shark Tank Ethics Episodes

Responsible Companies

  •  Season 4 , episode 17  @ 28:30 link
    • seconds Proof eyewear
      -eco friendly eye wear, towards the end of episode..
  • Season 3 Episode episode 15 @ 8:00 link
    Socially responsible company at approx 10 minutes (remax recycleable shoes)

     

Rock Paper Scissors Part II [Alice 2]

Part II

1 Create a variable called userChoice

2. Use the world ask user for  a number function to store the user’s choice into that variable (Note: if the user chooses a number larger than 3 or less than 1 then they entered an invalid number, something to think aboutusers-turn-rps-2

3.   Set the isShowing  property of all 3 objects to be false .  We will set the visibility to true , when the user chooses that object , later on .

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Task #1

Objective; If the user chooses rock, we  need to show a rock; if the user chooses scissors, show a scissors, and the same for paper.

Use if/else and the value of userChoice  and set the isShowing  of either the rock , the paper or the scissors to true

Remember:

1= Rock

2= Paper

3= Scissors

if-user-choice

 

Run through the program a few times. What should we do next ?

4.

We need to show what the CPU chooses!!

So, now we need to do a few  things:

A) edit our if/else  to consider what the user chose and  what the cpu randomly chose (both/and)

B) add a second rock, paper and scissors object that represents the CPU’s choice

(note: I set the color of the CPU’s objects to red so I can more easily distinguish the cpu’s from the user choice’s objects)

C)  Set isShowing  to false for each of the cpuChoice’s objects

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For instance, if the cpu and the user both choose rock, your screen should look something like : user-and-cpu-choose-rock

5.   State who won the round or if the round was a draw :

cpu-wins-message

 

7. The last line of your loop should ask the user if they want to play again.

gamePlaying at end of loop

 

Try playing the game a few times. You will notice that there is a problem, when you play multiple times

Can you see what is wrong with our current setup? The bug only applies to multiple games. If you play a single game and close Alice, you will not notice the problem.

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As you can see above, when you  start  a second game, you can still see the rock and paper that were chosen in the first game.

Can you figure out how to fix  the problem?

Go here to see how to fix it and continue on with the project.

 

Rock Paper Scissors [Alice 2]

Rock, Paper Scissor Game

We are going to create a Rock, Paper, Scissors game using Alice loops and if/else ‘s

  1. 1.Add a “rock”, “paper” and “scissors” objects to screen and enlarge them all to approximately the same size:rock-paper-scissors
  2. Make a Boolean variable called gamePlaying  and set its initial value to true : gamePlayingBoolean

3.Add a while loop based on gamePlaying

while loop

4. Make a variable called cpuChoice.   cpuChoice  is a number This variable will represent what the computer randomly chooses (rock, paper or scissors)

5. Use the world function that generates a random number so that the random number is an integer between 1 and 3 , inclusive.

alice-world-genare-random

Store the return value of that random number generator into cpuChoice  at the beginning of the loop

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6. Debugging has many meanings. Experienced developers build debugging and logging into the development of their programs from the start.

  • We are going to do that in Alice by “watching” the cpuChoice variable

7. Right click on cpuChoice  and select watch this variable

alice-watch-variable

8 .Now we have the computer randomly choosing either 1,2, or 3 and these numbers will represent rock, paper and scissors respectively

So, what do you think we should do next?

Lesson continued here

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Ethics Business Topics

Assignment:

Become an expert on your topic. Explain

  1. any unethical acts
  2.  what laws, if any , were broken
  3. what government agency was involved
  4.  what consequences did that party (person or business) suffer

Format: Powerpoint 5-7 slides

Foxconn [Sweatshop]

Martin Shkreli

Vokswagon Emissions Scandal

Valeant drug scandal

Zenefits Insurance Scandal

 

AutoZone [discrimination]

Mad Libs 1 [Python]

Taken from https://teals-introcs.gitbooks.io/2nd-semester-introduction-to-computer-science-pri/units/1_unit/06_lesson/project.html

Overview: Using Python, students will use variables, input, and printing to create a Mad Lib. You will also practice designing a project by planning out your Mad Lib before implementing it. Part of the project is to use your creativity to design your own unique story.

The program will print out the title of the Mad Libs story, as well as a short explanation of game play

The program should then prompt the user to enter in nouns, verbs, adjectives, proper nouns, and adverbs

mad_libs_screen_shot

Implementation Details

Plan out your story on pencil and paper first, before you start implementing the program.

  • Create your story
  • Select the missing words
  • Determine each words part of speech
  • Create introduction
  • Create questions
  • Divide story into print statements

As mentioned above the program must request words from the user. The following must be included in the program:

  • 10 different words inputted
  • Variable names should correspond to the part of speech requested and part of the story they belong to (e.g. noun1verb2, etc)
  • You may only use 3 print statements to tell your story

Scheme/Rubric

Functional Correctness(Behavior)
Program greets user and explains rules 3
Program accurately requests 10 words (1 for word, 1 for correct request) 20
Program prints full Mad Lib 10
Program exhibits creativity 3
Sub total 35
Technical Correctness
Program utilizes variable names to convey meaning 5
Correct order of inputted words 10
Only 3 print statements 10
Sub total 25
Total 60