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Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Creating Squares - Going into the Learning Pit!

In Power Hive 8 we have had a go at this Maths Game.

Only 7 of us have managed to win the computer so far, including Mr. Crowe, eventually!


Have a go and let us know how you many tries it took you!

42 comments:

  1. Hi Power Hive 8. I really enjoyed playing this game. I was able to win the game by tricking the computer and pretending to make a square at the top of the game but I was really trying to make a square at the bottom. At the first try I didn't win but I told myself to keep on trying and I will get it. Thanks for shaaring.

    From Mandita
    (Hay Park School)

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    1. Hey Mandita, that is a great strategy! Thank you for sharing your learning with us too.

      Mr Crowe

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  2. Kia ora Power Hive 8. I lost 5 times before I beat the computer. It was frustrating to loose so much but I said to myself that I am going to train my brain to win and it worked. Thank you for sharing.

    Raymond
    (Setoga Class - Hay Park School)

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    1. I lost count of how many goes it took me to do it! Getting comfortable with tricky situations is all about training your brain to see it as learning opportnities! Well done Raymond, that is a very good thing to learn this early in the year.

      Mr Crowe

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  3. Hi Power Hive 8. I lost more than 10 times. Then I won. It made me feel really sad but I told myself that I need to use a new strategy to help me win. I have forgotten my strategy but will keep trying to win again.

    Sela
    (Setoga Class - Hay Park School)

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    1. Sela, that is a great way to think about challenging learning situations! Let us know when you win again.

      Mr Crowe

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  4. Hello Power Hive 8. I lost 6 times before I won. It was really annoying to loose so many times but I wasn't going to give up so I made my brain think that it has to make another strategy to try and win. Thank you for sharing.

    Paris
    (Setoga Class - Hay Park School)

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    1. Paris, I think it is really cool that you control your brain the way you do. That is really powerful! What was your strategy?

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  6. Hi Power Hive 8. I actually didn't win because I saw a triangle shape with my dots and decided to block the computer but it suprised me and made a diamond shape, then I won. I lost 4 times before I won. Now I am going to work out a strategy to win all of the time.

    Jay
    (Setoga Class - Hay Park School)

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    1. Jay I like that you are looking at what you could do to improve your strategy! Maybe you could do a screencast of your thinking when you figure out how to win?

      Mr Crowe

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  7. Talofa Power Hive 8! I lost this challenge 5 times then I won. I felt super frustrated when I lost so many times. When I won I felt happy because I thought that I should keep on trying and then that thinking helped me win. Thanks for sharing.

    Lyu
    (Setoga Class - Hay Park School)

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    1. Thanks for your comment Lyu. Have you heard of the Learning Pit? Kira did a really good post and DLO about it, check it out :) http://wiskiraa.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/learning-pit.html

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  8. So frustrating. Took me ten goes before I could win. Not very good at all

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    1. All good Mr Davis! You have experienced the Learning Pit. In Power Hive 8 we have learned that that is what learning feels like. Kia kaha!

      Mr Crowe

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  9. Hi Power Hive 8! I managed to crack it on my second attempt, but man did I have to concentrate! I wonder how my class will find having a go at this challenge.

    Thank you for sharing your learning with us.
    Mrs Archer
    (Scott Class, Hay Park School)

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  10. Kia ora Mr.Crowe,
    It's me Alaskah, I hope you remembered me! I have heard that the computer can be a challenge. Well done Mr.Crowe for mastering the computer. I have been watching other kids playing this game, and its AWESOME! Thankyou so much for sharing great learning with us and keep in touch with us. Keep up the fantastic work!

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    Alaskah.

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  11. Hi Power Hive 8.I lost than 10 time I only won 2 time and that just made me angry.But I could use a other way to win again.I am going to show some resilient and I will find an strategy to win again.This game is fun!!!.

    From:Osana
    (Scott class at Hay Park School)

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  12. Kia Ora Power Hive 8,
    What an amazing class you have.I haven't tried this game but I hope I would get a chance to try it,I was watching other people doing it and it seemed kind of hard because you are competing with the computer.Thank you so much for sharing this games with us I will have a go at it and I hope I win.

    From:Tai
    (Scott Class,at Hay Park School)

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  13. Wow
    that looks like a really hard game. It also looks like a really fun game, it would be amazing to see all of the people in your class complete this game by the end of the term.

    -Georgia

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  14. Hi Room 8,

    That game is quite hard for me, I didn’t even win one game!
    Do you think it is fun? I do.

    Ariana, Rimu class

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  15. Hi Room 8

    I tryed that and it was amazing how the computer could do that. It was really annoying and challenging though. Is the computer supposed to make a square or a four sides shape? Because it made a diamond for me.

    Hannah, Year 6 Yaldhurst Model School

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  16. Hi wesley intermediate,
    I really like that game It's so fun and it gets you thinking about where to put your dot and you also have to think about all the possibilities where the other person could go. How did you get that photo of the game?

    From grace
    Yaldhurst model school

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  17. Hello Room 8,

    Wow, that was very difficult and annoying. I don’t know how many times I played that game, but I think it was a lot, it was so hard for me that I didn’t even win a game.

    Thank you for posting this awesome game on your blog, it was fun but very frustrating at the same time.

    Prudence,
    Yaldhurst Model School

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  18. Hi Room 8,

    This is a cool game and I love playing it. I have only beaten it once and I can't do it again. I enjoy playing my friends on 2 player mode.

    What a cool game to post on your blog.

    Thanks Isaac.

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  19. Hello my name is Emma and I am from Greymouth.
    This game was very fun. I really liked it but lost every time
    I have one question how do you win?
    Thank you for puting a link so we could play it I had fun playing that game
    by Emma

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  20. hi my name is Jordan and I am from Greymouth.
    This game was very fun.i had 5 goes and then i got it
    By Jordan

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  21. Hi my name is Shialla and I am in greymouth
    This game was really tricky when I played it I think I will get the hang of it soon
    BYE FROM SHIALLA

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  22. hi i couldn't beat the computer but it was very fun
    keep up the good work bye

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  23. Hi my names nevvynn and I really like this game it was so hard. sadly I couldn't bet it

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  24. Hi my names nevvynn and I really like this game it was so hard. sadly I couldn't bet it

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  25. hi i love your game but you should make it more eazy

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  26. hi i love your game but you should make it more eazy

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  27. I love how your game is hard

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  29. Square It is really challenging for me and my friend i can't beat red.

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  30. I tried about 5 times but i couldn't seem to complete it. But its a cool game

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  31. hi power hive 8,
    the square thing was fun i bet it on my first try and i played it over and over again i kept up with the score board at the end it was 5-1 to me,thanks for the exciting blog post

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  32. hi power hive 8,
    the square thing was fun i bet it on my first try and i played it over and over again i kept up with the score board at the end it was 5-1 to me,thanks for the exciting blog post

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  33. hi my name is William and that is a very good stadady have you won any of the games that you had played

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  34. hi my name is William and that is a very good stadady have you won any of the games that you had played

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