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Int 2 IS Homework – Tennis Essay

Please finish your tennis player essay for Tuesday 9th Feb

The Wii Tennis Challenge part 2

Both the Wii tennis tournaments (Australian Open and Wimbledon) are now finished. Well done to Andrew M for winning both.

However, this week the hard work began…

Information Systems – Gathering Data

The first job was for each Wii Tennis match official to email the results of the matches which they had recorded to the Wii Tennis Challenge Sports Desk. As well as each match result, match official also emailed the number of serves and aces scored by each player in the match. This allowed us to gather all of the data electronically at one central point.

Information Systems – Storing Data

The pupils created a spreadsheet of the data, and saved it to the server. This allowed us to look at how information is stored

Numeracy – Percentages

Pupils totalled the number of aces and the number of serves by each player. They used this information to calculate an overall percentage ace rate for each player

e.g. aces = 4, serves = 27
ace rate = 4 / 27 x 100 = 14.81%

Each pupil then added a formula to their spreadsheet to verify that they had correctly calculated the ace rate.

PE – investigation

For homework each pupil had to find out why the tennis scoring system is as it is.

Wii Tennis Challenge

This week the class started the Wii Tennis Challenge. The purpose of this unit is to learn about the four processes of an organisational system in a way which is more engaging than usual.

The section began with 2 Wii Tennis tournaments taking place on 2 consecutive days (Australian Open and Wimbledon). Andrew (who won the Australian Open) has described the first day in our class blog, as has Euan who was the runner up.

Each match had a Wii Tennis Official whose job it was to email the score plus the total number of serves and aces for each game to the central news desk. This illustrated one way that information can be gathered.

Next week we will be looking at how we can store, process and output the information which was gathered.

There will also be exercises which link the project in with other subjects:

Calculating percentages (which player had the best %age ace rate)
Formulae (calculate a Wii Tennis Ranking for each player)

Writing an informative essay

Researching the tennis scoring system

The slides we used in class are shown below:

Homework: Wii Tennis Challenge, tennis scoring system

Find out why tennis uses an odd scoring system e.g. 15-0, 30-0, 40-0, Deuce etc.

Write a short paragraph to explain why this system is used.

Due Date: Tues 26 January