The Math Behind Spot it!

The Math Behind Spot it!
Jun 26, 2018
How did the creators of the game Spot It design the cards so that any two cards will always share one image in common? Join Science Mom to learn how to make your own game of Spot It.



Order 3 (13 cards) .xlsx
Order 4 (21 cards)
Order 5 (31 cards)
Order 6 (43 cards)
Order 7 (57 cards) Spot it!
#The algorythm only works for numbers where order is a prime number (E.g. [0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 , 11]


Spot it! is made up of 57 symbols, 55 cards, with 8 symbols per card


Board Games Aren’t Dead Yet

Move Over Video Games, Board Games Aren’t Dead Yet
June 25, 2014

Board games are coming out of the closet, with store fronts popping up in a lot of communities. In Brooklyn, N.Y., Gamelab is place where people can get together and play different types of games.

I played cards and board games as a kid – you know, Go Fish, Monopoly, Clue.
But these games – Citadels, Avalon, Settlers of Catan – they’re foreign to me.

7 best board games to help children think big
04 March, 2019

Ludo board game

Ludo board game

Ludo is a board game for two to four players, in which the players race their four tokens from start to finish according to die rolls. Like other cross and circle games, Ludo is derived from the Indian game Pachisi, but simpler.
The game and its variants are popular in many countries and under various names.

How to play Ludo
Triple S Games, 2020

“Curious Jarod”
NBC Studios, Inc.

An Adventurer Returns To The Dungeon In ‘Dice And Men’

An Adventurer Returns To The Dungeon In ‘Dice And Men’
August 18, 2013

Of Dice and Men The Story of Dungeons & Dragons and the People Who Play It
by David M. Ewalt
Hardcover, 276 pages

“Dungeons & Dragons is not a game that you necessarily win, or that even has an endpoint,” Ewalt says. “What you’re trying to do is grow your character over time, become more powerful, and tell a story.”

You know, I started to really fetishize those pieces of paper! This paper is important, this is my friend, this is my hero!

On the legacy of Dungeons & Dragons

Can Losing Weight In Your ‘Second Life’ Help In Your First?

Can Losing Weight In Your ‘Second Life’ Help In Your First?
May 19, 2013

“Their avatar doing those things in Second Life, we believe does inspire them to do those activities in real life”

Second Life turns 10

The School of Second Life

Praying in Second Life
2007 is a non-profit foundation dedicated to growing computer programming education.

Platforms for Teaching Kids  

3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the web.

Create games on the PC and XBox via a simple visual programming language. Can be used to teach creativity, problem solving, storytelling, as well as programming.
Jogo da Célula – Configurando os blocos dos sprites com nomes (parte 3)
Game based learning
Smarter Scotland. Scottish Government.

2014 Teaching with Technology conference in New York City
2 May 2014
examples presented
the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre


Draggable Sprite Feature

Animate, Draw & Explore using Scratch!

Scratch 1.4
25 Mar 2013

Youtube > MIT Scratch Team

Scratch tutorials

Starter projects

Text-based Dungeon
an RPG

Which Band Instrument Are You?

Certifying Scratch educators

Monthly Certificate Awards

Scratch@MIT Thursday Keynote: Reimagining Scratch, Reimagining Learning

Randomly shuffle a list (How To: Fisher-Yates)
by jgatcomb
Random order of a list

Sharing blocks across sprites: NO
Multi-dimensional lists (lists in lists, or arrays)


Interactive Scrapbook
by Kibii. June 2013
interactive animation

scratchstageDigital Story to Remix

Chicken Coup

Penguin Jokes
Jan 2013

5 Random Facts About Me

Wodunne’s World

Real Spirograph

Beautiful Photos: A year of nature photography

I Can’t Believe My Eyes

Watch me dance

V card

V Hunter
by TobiB. Feb 2015. EdX

1,000 projects …

Scratch Team
Scratch Terms Glossary
Scratch Mentors
remixing is one of the core concepts of the Scratch website and it’s actually where the name “Scratch” comes from
Feb 28, 2015
multi-threaded programming style (Scratch Wiki)

Double-click glitch:
“Space to start”, but it doesn’t work:
arrows: (Running Turtle)
arrows: (turle)
arrows up & down
space WORKS:
space WORKS:
space WORKS:
even 1s1s suffer this bug:

stageLearning words
Mar 2015. EdX

used SCRATCH in 2011

Words of encouragement

from the book

Lifelong Kindergarten’s videos