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Computational thinking starters and plenaries

Computational thinking starters and plenaries

This set of computational thinking starters and plenaries will support the teaching of all aspects of computer science. Ranging from simple to difficult, a great way to develop students ability to think and prepare for new computer science curriculum.
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OCR Computer Science 1-9: - Introductory Assessment - Python

OCR Computer Science 1-9: - Introductory Assessment - Python

Introduction to Python - Assessment This task will assess students on the basics of Python. At this point the students will have only been introduced to how to use Python, comments, input, output, operators and variables. The assessment has been modified to use the OCR criteria but it should only fit into an hour. It will not require a test plan but must show evidence of testing. They're not required to show a flow chart at this point. This is a limited assessment to make sure that they can use Python. There will be further assessments which build on this in the resource bank. Use of programming techniques: • Comments • Input • Output • Operators / Arithmetic • Variables
r_chambers
Python - Intro to Python Debugging / Coding Booklet

Python - Intro to Python Debugging / Coding Booklet

A nice little resource made to start people on coding. It introduces common mistakes with coding and also gives them 6 activities to attempt. They have been written based on difficulty for example, it goes from green to red. Activities on this are basic string manipulation but it will be a good first lesson for students to get a taste of Python. Includes inputs, outputs and string manipulation.
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OCR - Python Lesson 4 - Arithmetic

OCR - Python Lesson 4 - Arithmetic

This lesson introduces students to using operators such as Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide and Exponentiation. They're also introduced to Mod (working out the remainder) and Quotient (working out the whole number). They're given a number of activities which allow them to apply some of this and will attempt working out the median and mean. After this they're given an activity which gets them to work with the OCR structure. They're required to decompose a problem, list success criteria and build a sleep calculator. They will need to list their variables and on top of this will also need to show the development of their code. The worksheet can be typed in. All operations are explained: - num1+num2 num1-num2 num1*num2 num1/num2 num1**num2 for exponent % used to explain remainder // used to explain whole number part of division Students given extension task / independent research task for finding out the mode.
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OCR - Python 3.3 - Introductory help videos

OCR - Python 3.3 - Introductory help videos

These Python videos will introduce you to the basics of Python 3.3 and will get you started by building lists, reading text, writing text, using strings, using floats, using integers and it will show you how to do conditions using IF. The videos will get you started and can be used by your students to introduce new features. All videos are encoded using MP4 / MPEG 4 List of videos: - *Writing Text *Reading Text *Multiple Lists / Arrays *Single Lists *Conditional / IF Statements *Introductory video *Int / Float / String
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Python - Posters - Help your students with snips of code

Python - Posters - Help your students with snips of code

These posters have been made to help students program using Python. The idea of these posters is that you can laminate them and put them on a desk so that students can help themselves. I use these in my lessons as a way of encouraging students to try new things when programming. I wanted them to understand the code better and they were able to try out the code on each of the boards as extensions and I was able to put these on display. Some of the poster included in this bundle are: - *float *if statements *joining strings *strings to integers *using variables *loops *numbers
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