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Dice4Scratch

Dice for creating Scratch's challenges

Dice4Scratch are DIY dice; each face has four blocks code printed on it, for a max of 24 blocks
The idea is to use the dice for creating Scratch's challenges, using the blocks appearing after throwing.

Dice4Scratch

Possible uses:

1) make three throws; you will obtain twelve blocks of code
2) use these 12 block for creating a project in 10 minutes
3) all block must be used, also more times

Would be better to have three dice to throw, as they can show at the same time the blocks to be used

I made two kind of die: Basic and Advanced for different skill's level

Face Template
here below the are two pdf file for Basic and Advanced dice. Feel free to use them or create your own template.
The square's dimension is 8x8 cm. You have to print the file, cut the squares and glue them on the cube 


Cube Template

To build the dice you need

  • card stock
  • scissor
  • pencil
  • rulers


On the web you can find a lot of cube template for creating your dice with paper. Anyway I share below my template.
Pay attention is not in scale because, in my case, each face's size is 8x8 cm. You can draw the cube layout by hand, using the side size you wish: 8 cm in my case

Scratch Blocks
To create the Face Template I have used the image blocks from here: http://scratched.gse.harvard.edu/resources/vector-scratch-blocks 
A great resources

Please let me know your experiences in using Dice4Scratch.
Thanks

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Comments
Member
These are great for "do now" challenges and getting a class started! Thanks!
Member
Great idea! Thanks for sharing.
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