Computing Studies Page
Resources prepared by David Noble, Randwick Boys' High School
For use on Macintosh Computers
This page is under continual modification. It
Downloadable Computing Studies HyperCard stacks (expand with stuffit
Button Sorting is a HyperCard stack that demonstrates visually the
action of a number of different sorting algorithms. It requires Hypercard
2.3 or HyperCard 2.3 player. For those with knowledge of HyperTalk
scripting it should not be too difficult to modify the stack for
HyperCard 2.2 (delete any scripts that begin "speak..." - mainly on the
card level). This stack is freely available for educational uses but must
not be sold for profit.
Download Button Sorting. (8K)
Sorting Exercises is a HyperCard stack that sorts a list of random
numbers into ascending or descending order using a variety of algorithms.
It requires Hypercard 2.1 or HyperCard player. This stack is freely
available for educational uses but must not be sold for profit.
Download Sorting Exercise. (8K)
Other Downloadable Resources (expand with stuffit expander)
Spreadsheet Examples is a ClarisWorks 2.1 file that includes 4
spreadsheet examples. namely spreadsheets to
1. Plot a quadratic equation and zoom in on the roots
2. Allocate grades to students depending on their marks using a lookup
3. Scale marks to a new mean and standard deviation
4. Use recursion to work out a bonus (an example of a circular
The file includes documentation. To work the spreadsheets you need to
deselect "formulas" in the display dialog box of the options menu. This
document was originally prepared in written form as a contribution to the
Computing Studies Teachers Association Journal
This electronic version is freely available for educational uses. It can
probably be easily converted to work on Windoze machines.
Download Spreadsheet Examples.
Multimedia On The Mac is a MS Word 5 file that was originally
published in the CSTA journal during 1996. It includes a discussion on
using ClarisWorks and Netscape for multimedia projects. The main focus is
on the use of HyperCard. Example scripts to be used with navigation,
hypertext, sound etc are given.
Download Multimedia On The Mac.
(13K). Another more recent version (1997) can be downloaded here(37K). It includes a lot more
information on using html and Netscape for multimedia development.
HSC Scaling is a ClarisWorks 2.1 spreadsheet that allows for a
comparison to be made on the relative scaling of popular HSC subjects.
Board marks obtained by students can be entered for each subject and the
likely scaled mark used for TER calculation purposes is obtained. This
spreadsheet uses data from Professor Cooney's report to Principals
(table1) on the 1995 HSC. This data was curve fitted using
polynomial equations (usually of order 4) to obtain TER scaled marks.
Using this we can see, for example, that a board average weighted mark of
60% in 2 unit (common) Computing Studies scales to about 42 whilst the
same mark in 2 unit Business Studies scales to 40. The method used in
this spreadsheet is not similar in any way to the Universities method of
scaling - it is merely an attempt to show students (and me) crudely how
subjects compare. This spreadsheet is freely available for educational
uses. It can probably be easily converted to work on Windoze machines.
Download HSC Scaling. (11K)
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