Python: Toss a Coin (Gr. 9-10)


In this lesson, students will explore the coin tossing probabilities. Students will create a computational model to simulate a coin-tossing experiment to calculate the chance of the coin landing on heads or tails. To model the true randomness of tossing a coin in the virtual environment, students need to create a list of random binary digits, 0 and 1. Students will also combine the conditional statements and for loops to conduct the random experiment.


  • Use the mBlock Python editor interface
  • Nested if, elif, and else statements inside for loops
  • Assignment operators to perform quick calculations

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mBlock (Python Coding)
mBlock (Python Coding)

mBlock and Python Coding - The Programming Language of the Future

Python is an interpreted, object-oriented, high-level programming language with dynamic semantics. Python's simple, easy to learn syntax emphasizes readability and therefore reduces the cost of program maintenance. With mBlock, Python supports modules and packages, which encourages program modularity and code reuse. The Python interpreter and the extensive standard library are available in source or binary form.