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How Do Computer Programs Use Variables?

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Title:

How Do Computer Programs Use Variables?

URL:

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/articles/zw3dwmn

Content Source:

Other
BBC
Type: Informational Material

Overview:

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.

Insight Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • identify variables in computing and other subject areas.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • variable
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • a variable is a factor in a program or problem that is likely to change.
  • how to identify variables.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • identify variables.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • variables are a part of an algorithm or problem that are likely to change.
Tags: computing, gaming, variable
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Author: Aimee Bates