Research Journal #10

  • What is a multimeter?

It’s an instrument that mesures several functions in one unit.

  • What is the difference among BINARY, HEXADECIMAL, and DECIMAL?
  • What is the difference between inductive and deductive logic?

” Deduction: In the process of deduction, you begin with some statements, called ‘premises’, that are assumed to be true, you then determine what else would have to be true if the premises are true…Induction: …. determine what theory or theories could explain the data.”


  • What did you think about Honors Academy, Exploratory Math?

Last Day 17/1/14

Today is is the last day and first we went to the computer lab to work on wordpress and then we’re going to start building our city with our group. My group has to make thwe airport, police station, and the bank. All made of paper, spaggehti, and clay. 

Later, we’re going to video chat with MS. Sherol’s friend Vander Caballero, who created a video game called “Papo y Yo,” and we’re going to ask him questions.. 


Day 9 16/1/14

Today in the morning we had to make a new page in our blog called “resume” and then we used arduinos again to pick one of the circuits to show the parents tomorrow. Also, we had to find research on our research topic.


After the snack, we started the research topic poster with our partner. Mine was on the Traveling Salesperson Problem (TSP), and we had to make it into a poster.

At the end of the day, we got together with our groups for building the city. First we planned and designed what we were going to do and showed it to the “mayor” to check if it was good, and then we had to calculate how much it would cost. Including the streets, the buildings, etc. Tomorrow we’re gonna start building our city.

Day 8 15/1/14

Today we used arduinos and connected them to the computer instead of the battery. With the arduinos we had to follow the manual and my group and I made really cool stuff. First we made a light go on and off. Then we made a light turn on when you pressed a button, and we also made eight lights go on and off after another in a row.

After break we planned the city. My group and I have to do the airport, police station, and bank. My group had an idea that we could use the blinking lights from the arduino to make the runway for the airport and the cars for the police station.



Day 7 14/1/14

Instead of going to the computers, we watched a documentary of arduino in the classroom and we did the “traveling sales person” and had to make a graph of where we all live and see all the possible ways to get to every place.

After the first break, we studied and learned about implication and double implication.

Then we started working on arduinos again and added in chips to light up the LED. It was challenging but we finally got both chips to work.

Day 6 13/1/14

Today we had to make a colored graph of South America and work on our blogs more. Also, we were given another research journal to do and had to blog the answers and questions.

When we were in the classroom we started studying circuits. We first had to copy a diagram of an arduino and watched a video on it. Then we continued taking notes and copying down more about circuits.

After lunch, we actually started creating circuits. We were in groups of three and each group was given a box with our materials. The box came with an arduino, wires, a battery, instruction manual, clips, and then the teachers  us a velometer, led, and the resistence.


Research Journal #3

  • What is an assembler?

“An assembler is a type of computer program that interprets software programs written in assembly language into machine language, code and instructions that can be executed by a computer.”


  • What is an Arduino?

An arduino is a platfrom consisted of two parts, a physical programable circuit board, and a software. It’s made for making electronic divices

  • What is the Traveling Sales Person Problem? (we did not cover this in class)


  • What is Pre-Fix notation?

A way of writing down mathematical formulas and equations.

  • What are the leaves of a binary tree?

The leaves of a binary tree are the values at the most bottom that can’t have any more “children.”

  • What is a complete graph?What is a Finite State Machine (FSM)?

A complete graph is when each vertices is connected to every edge


Day 5 10/1/14


Today we had to get a partner and make a sketch in open processing; it had to be so mething that followed your mouse and changed when you clicked on it. My partner Laura and I made a face that changed it’s emotions when you clicked on it, first it was happy, sad, angry, and surprised. It was a fun idea but we didn’t finish.

Then in class we studied graph theory, post fix notation, and NP completed while taking notes. We also tried making flexahexagons with paper.

In the afternoon we did activities such as making shapes out of raw spaggheti and clay, and we cut out shapes and had to make an animal out of them, and I chose to do a shark.shark