How Do Computer Programs Use Variables?

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How Do Computer Programs Use Variables?


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Computer programs use variables to store information.

Variables could be used to store the score in a game, the number of cars in a car park or the cost of items on a till. They work in a similar way to algebra, where a letter in your code can stand for a number.

Through informational text and video, students will explore many ways computers use variables.

Content Standard(s):
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 5
7) Identify variables.

Tags: computing, gaming, variable
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Author: Aimee Bates