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Computing

Here are 6 weeks of lessons and resources to help you learn about algorithms. Not sure what an algorithm is? By accessing these resources, you'll get to grips with what they are and begin creating your own fun and exciting algorithms.  The following resource links will take you to the Barefoot Computing website, all resources are freely available to download.

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Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Lesson 1- Learn why ordering is so important.
In this activity, you can identify and sequence events from a familiar story or song, which will help you learn that the order of events is important. This is a first step in understanding what algorithms are.

Lesson 2- Learn how to program your own robot...
In this activity, you will learn to create and sort a sequence of instructions (algorithms) to program a Human Robot to move.

 

 

Lesson 3- Learn how to create patterns...
In this activity, you will spot and create patterns.  You will develop your understanding of algorithms (a specific sequence of instructions or rules) by writing instructions for others to recreate their patterns.

Lesson 4- Learn how to break problems down using building blocks...
In this activity, you will create a simple model and then take photos to create instructions (an algorithm) for others to try and recreate their model.

Lesson 5- Learn how to sequence dance moves...
In this activity, you will make up a dance routine and create the instructions for a partner to follow.

Lesson 6- Learn how to spot house patterns
In this activity, you will identify similarities between different houses and then use them to create your own house.

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