Learning objects Code breaker [Chinese]

TLF ID L1161

Sort well-formed Chinese characters from poorly formed characters. Look for characters that are well-proportioned within a square and have suitable stroke length, angle and size. Use a code-breaking machine to fix poorly formed characters. Adjust the position and proportion of character components. Discover the meanings of the characters.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students recognise well-formed and poorly formed characters according to stroke length, angle and proportion within the square.
  • Students identify the features of well-formed characters.
  • Students manipulate features of poorly formed characters to form legible, balanced and proportioned characters.
Educational value
  • Illustrates features of Chinese characters that make them well formed.
  • Provides opportunities to correct faults in stroke length, angle and proportion within the square.
  • Enables adjustment of target components up/down, left/right, rotate and resize.
  • Randomly generates characters to encourage repeated use.
Year level

5; 6; 7; 8

Learning area
  • languages other than english
  • Languages other than english/Oral interaction
  • Languages other than english/Reading and responding
  • Languages other than english/Writing
  • Languages other than english/Language patterns
  • Languages other than english/Linguistic structures and features
  • Languages other than english/Single words
  • Languages other than english/Vocabulary
  • Languages other than english/Contexts
  • Languages other than english/Chinese
  • Languages other than english/Auditory cues
  • Languages other than english/Characters
  • Languages other than english/Experiment
  • Knowledge;
  • Comprehension;
  • Application;
  • Analysis
Student activity
  • Interactives;
  • Games;
  • Analysis;
  • Modelling;
  • Comprehension activity
Learning design
  • Experiential learning;
  • Independent learning;
  • Problem solving;
  • Visual learning

Other details

  • Technical implementer
  • Script writer
  • Name: Anne-Maree Scott
  • Address: Bundanoon NSW 2578 Australia
  • Publisher
  • Date of contribution: 09 Oct 2013
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia
  • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
Access profile
  • Colour independence
  • Device independence
Learning resource type
  • Interactive Resource
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS Windows)
  • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
  • Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
Operating systems
  • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
  • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
  • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.