Crazy Character Algorithms

Classroom Resource Information

Title:

Crazy Character Algorithms

URL:

https://www.barefootcomputing.org/resources/crazy-character-algorithms

Content Source:

Other
Barefoot Computing
Type: Learning Activity

Overview:

An algorithm is a precisely defined sequence of instructions or a set of rules for performing a specific task. By teaching this short, unplugged activity your pupils will create a set of instructions on how to draw a crazy character and so start to understand what algorithms are.

PUPIL OBJECTIVES:
I know what an algorithm is.
I can write an algorithm.
I can use an algorithm.
I can improve my algorithm.

TEACHING ASSESSMENT OPPORTUNITIES:
Pupils can say an algorithm is a set of detailed steps to make something happen or work something out.
Pupils can create an algorithm which is precise and in the correct order. Pupils can debug their algorithm, improving the precision in each step.
Pupils can follow an algorithm precisely.

Content Standard(s):
 Digital Literacy and Computer Science DLIT (2018) Grade: 1 2) Order events into a logical sequence or algorithm. Examples: Unplugged coding activities, sequence of instruction. Digital Literacy and Computer Science DLIT (2018) Grade: 2 2) Create an algorithm for other learners to follow. Examples: Unplugged coding activities, illustrate sequence of a process such as baking a cake.
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