Stage 17: Applying Debugging Skills in Farmer Puzzles


Stage 17 is fairly straight-forward. You’re presented code and you have to study it to find out the mistakes (debug it) and then fix it.

Along the way, students review these blocks

  • While
  • If
  • If…else…
  • Repeat Times

Trivia:  Do you know where the word “debug” comes from?  In the early days, a moth was found in a computer that was messing up computer!

Note: There are times when I use more blocks than required but I still get to pass the Stage.

I’m almost done the 20 Stages.  Looking forward to finishing!


About Vivian

Vivian @ChezVivian is a Canadian-born Chinese, currently living in Switzerland. She has also lived in Hong Kong and Indonesia. She holds a M.S. (focus: Educational Technology Integration), B.Ed and a B.A. and graduate studies in Kodály and Orff music pedagogy. She is an elementary school classroom generalist, but has also taught as a music specialist, ESL/EAL and also in Learning Support. Most of her teaching career was in International Schools in Hong Kong. She is excited about the IBPYP and the possibilities of using technology to Inquire. Recently, she has been looking at the opportunities that computer programming gives to put #TECHXture back into the hands of children. In other words, technology need not be just about looking at screens. It can be about building things with our hands; and computer programming levels-up what children can do with the things they build---encouraging higher thinking skills. She is a Coetail Post-graduate Certificate grad ('13-'14), a former Coetail Coach and one of the co-founders of #CoetailChat. Her blog home curates her assignments for Coetail and her M.S. graduate studies about Educational Technology integration and anything else educationally-related that she feels inspired to write about. Her twitter tagline sums it up: "Mom to 4, Mentor, Educator, Musician (in that order)".
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