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Computer Science Discoveries Unit 5 Chapter 2 Lesson 14: Automating Data Decisions (18-19)

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Title:

Computer Science Discoveries Unit 5 Chapter 2 Lesson 14: Automating Data Decisions (18-19)

URL:

https://studio.code.org/s/csd5-2018/stage/14/puzzle/1?section_id=1888730

Content Source:

Code.org
Type: Lesson/Unit Plan

Overview:

In this lesson, students look at a simple example of how a computer could be used to complete the decision making step of the data problem-solving process. Students are given the task of creating an algorithm that could suggest a vacation spot. Students then create rules, or an algorithm, that a computer could use to make this decision automatically. Students share their rules and what choices their rules would make with the class data. Then, they use their rules on data from their classmates to test whether their rules would make the same decision that a person would. The lesson concludes with a discussion about the benefits and drawbacks of using computers to automate the data problem-solving process.

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Content Standard(s):
 Digital Literacy and Computer Science DLIT (2018) Grade: 6 7) Describe how automation works to increase efficiency. Example: Compare the amount of time/work to hand wash a car vs. using an automated car wash. Unpacked Content Evidence Of Student Attainment:Students will: explain how an automated activity or system increases productivity.Teacher Vocabulary:automationKnowledge:Students know: how automation works to increase efficiency.Skills:Students are able to: describe how automation increases efficiency.Understanding:Students understand that: automation works to increase efficiency. Digital Literacy and Computer Science DLIT (2018) Grade: 8 6) Describe how algorithmic processes and automation increase efficiency. Unpacked Content Evidence Of Student Attainment:Students will: explain how algorithms and automation have and can increase efficiency.Teacher Vocabulary:algorithmic process automationKnowledge:Students know: how algorithmic processes and automation have increased efficiency.Skills:Students are able to: explain how algorithmic processes and automation increase efficiency.Understanding:Students understand that: automation is a useful tool for increasing efficiency. while many things can and have been automated, not everything can be automated using algorithmic processes.
Tags: algorithm, automation, data, efficiency, problem solving