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Nova Scotia Provincial Math League 2016

Nova Scotia Provincial Math League invites top 6 teams from 6 regions from Regional Math League.  It took place in Dalhousie University Chase Building at Nov 23

My school, Halifax West High School was invited as one of the team.  Originally, we meant to send 4 people as one team.  Unfortunately two people dropped at the last minute and I had to contact people at midnight.  Which was 12 hours before the math league.

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CSLC (Canadian Student Leadership Conference)

CSLC is a national conference held annually at different high schools in Canada.  This conference brings together about 1000 high school students and 200 staff across Canada.

Our School, Halifax West High School won the bid for hosting school about 8 years ago for hosting school for 2015 according to the teachers.

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Protocols in Real-Life

Today we came across an interesting topic in ‘Information Technology in Global Society’ class.  Mr. Watt challenged us to use protocols to transfer a text by only using binary numbers, zeros and ones! In example the letter “a” could be written as “0110 0001”. Then we would receive a sentence or a paragraph from him and pairs would have to come up with any protocol involved method to first write it as binary and then decoded back to text.  We decided to make a function using Google Spreadsheet.  We used VLookup function.

For more info in function in Google Spread sheet, go to Here

Here is our sample:

binary-letter