1. ACCESS PRIOR KNOWLEDGE
Watch the following clips at home prior to the lesson:
As you do so, take notes that address the following questions:
An algorithm is a finite sequence of instructions used to solve a problem.
2. NEW INFORMATION
Information about the ways in which algorithms can be presented is featured in the following links:
Use the above links to contribute to a class summary about Algorithms.
Your teacher will record this on the board.
Working individually, complete the Introduction to Computer Algorithms activity, Decision Mathematics Algorithms, (see below), including the Algorithm Design Task and the Algorithm Design Task Assessment Rubric (see below left)
The algorithm must be completed utilizing
Inspiration or similar software. It needs to include the appropriate use of algorithmic procedures such as
The following links, which outline the task in more detail, will be useful in completing gthe tasks:
4. GOAL REVISITED
Pair and share with another student what you have learnt from the activity, and your completed Algorithm Design Task. Evaluate and amend your algorithm, keeping in mind it should be well ordered, unambiguous and finite.
Report back to the group on with your own thoughts and reflections on the activity.
5. ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY - Optional
As an optional activity, you can complete the following Web-Quest about the use of algorithms in the Mars Rover Programming at the following link: