Project 6

Sports Vote

Voting is a tool for determining relative popularity and can be used for everything from family members deciding on a restaurant to electing a president! It’s easy to code a simple voting booth that presents candidates and invites voters to pick their favorite, and then shows the results.

In Sports Vote, you code a voting booth that asks voters to choose their favorite of three sports, but you can customize the voting booth to feature any theme and any candidates. Each vote registers a sound to indicate the vote has been cast. But, instead of showing the number of votes received, the icon for each candidate changes in size according to its relative popularity — the largest candidate wins!

Brainstorm

Expressing our opinions through voting is something you probably do every day informally among friends, in the classroom, and on Facebook. You can’t watch television without a news or entertainment station posting the results of their latest poll. So ask yourself, what do want to vote on?

  • Favorite foods
  • Best athletes
  • Political candidates
  • Who will win America’s Got Talent or American Idol

Start a New Project

Start a new project for your voting machine as follows:

  1. 9781118940327-ma002.tif Start MicroWorlds EX.
  2. On the yellow MicroWorlds EX startup screen, select Free Mode.

    A new project opens.

  3. From the menu bar, choose File⇒New Project Size⇒Web Player.

Add a Sports-Themed Background ...

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