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VAT calculator program in Visual Basic (VB.NET) - Analysis,Design, Implementation, Testing

VAT calculator program in Visual Basic (VB.NET) - Analysis,Design, Implementation, Testing

This aim of this resource is to demonstrate a complete life cycle approach i.e. Analysis, Design , Implementation and Testing for a simple VAT calculator program using VB.NET (Windows and Console Applications). Ideally this can be used on a Level 2 /Level 3 course such as GCSE/A Level Computing, BTEC Computing/ICT courses. Intended target audience age range is 14-19. Could also be used for mature learners who are new to programming or even younger learners. Handout can be given to learners who can then work independently. They may need some assistance with implementation if this is the first time they are using VB.NET. Implementation: The implementation is done in Visual Basic NET using Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 and there are two implementations (Windows and Console applications). The implementation is not a step by step guide showing how to create the program but full code listing is provided as well as the MS VB.NET project /solutions. Implementation demonstrates the following techniques: Sequencing , Iteration (console application), FormatCurrency function, CDec function , Exception handling. Implementation can cover approximately 2 lessons (one lesson for creating a Windows Application and one for console application). Designs: Designs include: Flow chart, pseudocode, Test Plan, Input -Process-Output Table, Screen Designs Files included: Word document showing detailed designs, testing and implementation. VB.NET Solutions ( Windows application and Console application)
abrarhamid
GCSE Bitmap Image File Size Calculator Programming Lesson

GCSE Bitmap Image File Size Calculator Programming Lesson

This lesson is based around programming skills and knowledge, as the students work through the worksheet (on the computers is best a they can copy and paste code snippets into the other document). Once they have answered the questions on the worksheet they should also have the Bitmap Calculator Code document containing the code snippets required to create the program. Then they can go onto Visual Basic to write the program, and test it to see if it is working correctly. There are also a couple of extension tasks at the bottom of the worksheet. I have also included the final code that I used to demonstrate the program working at the start of the lesson, and the PowerPoint which I used to outline the task and give them instructions on how to complete the tasks.
MrHawes8
GCSE Brute Force Malware Programming Lesson

GCSE Brute Force Malware Programming Lesson

A programming lesson designed to help the students improve their programming skills, as well as learning about brute force attacks. The lesson begins with a research task and ends with a step-by-step activity to create a program that will guess a password that the user has entered. Included is the PowerPoint presentation, programming instructions for students, and the final code in a text file for the teacher.
MrHawes8
GCSE Arrays Introduction

GCSE Arrays Introduction

A powerpoint introduction to arrays (GCSE) including why they are used, and a programming task at the end. Also included in this resource is the full code (Visual Basic) for all four tasks at the end of the presentation.
MrHawes8
GCSE Run Length Encoding Programming Lesson tasks

GCSE Run Length Encoding Programming Lesson tasks

This resource contains tasks for a complete programming lesson based on Run Length Encoding. If students have looked at the theory this lesson is a good follow up as it improves their programming skills and reinforces the theory learned previously. Included in this resource is a self-marking Excel starter document, and Powerpoint presentation for the lesson. The code with tasks is included for students to copy and paste into Visual Basic, or pseudocode for more of a challenge. EDITED: Now includes a basic Testing table in a Word document so the students can prove that their program is working and become familiar with the process for their coursework.
MrHawes8
GCSE Battleships programming project

GCSE Battleships programming project

This is a programming project that I have used over 3 lessons with my mixed ability Year 10 class. Included is a PowerPoint with the main programming challenges, and the full code for demonstrating the game before the students make it (Visual Basic). Each challenge should be discussed before the students choose either the code (easier) or pseudocode (harder) images to help them with the programming. Images have been used to avoid copy and pasting. The pseudocode will need to be translated into code and the code images contain key words blanked out to avoid pure copying.
MrHawes8
GCSE Programming Four in a row 2D arrays project

GCSE Programming Four in a row 2D arrays project

Included is a programming project to recreate a well known game that I have used with a mixed ability Year 10 class. The project took 3-4 lessons and includes the powerpoint highlighting the main challenges in creating the game, the full code (Visual Basic), pseudocode for the whole program and images of code/pseudocode for each challenge that the programmers face. Images were used for this to prevent students copy and pasting the code. To differentiate, after talking through solving each challenge as a class, the students were able to load up the image of either the code or pseudocode, and type the code required into their program. The pseudocode is more challenging as it needs translating into code, and the code has key words missing so it is not just about copying the code into their program. I have also included teaching notes on how to discuss the different challenges, and a help sheet on 2-dimensional arrays.
MrHawes8
GCSE Bubble Sort Programming Lesson

GCSE Bubble Sort Programming Lesson

Included is a presentation reviewing the Bubble Sort method, and an interactive Excel activity that can is self-marking and can give students immediate feedback. There is also a help sheet for anyone who has missed the Bubble Sort theory or needs help with the activities, and differentiated instructions for writing a Bubble Sort program (I used Visual Basic but the code hints could be adapted to another language quickly). I have also included the lesson plan that I used for a lesson observation. There are notes on AfL and differentiation included in the plan.
MrHawes8
Programming Malware GCSE Lesson

Programming Malware GCSE Lesson

GCSE lesson based around making the malware/cyber security topic related to programming. Looked online but couldn't find anything useful so created a 'virus' program to teach the students without giving them information on how to do anything illegal. Code works in Visual Basic, and is a good way to get the students hooked. Also worth mentioning that the 'virus' they create doesn't actually do anything malicious, it just appears that way, and gives them a chance to practice their programming techniques. Then they have instructions on the worksheet that they follow through until they have a working program. Powerpoint is also included.
MrHawes8