This short unit of work introduces year 7 students to the basic concepts of algorithm design. Students will learn the following:
- Understand that an algorithm is a set of instructions used to solve a problem.
- Use both flowchart and pseudocode to design an algorithm.
- Learn the following algorithm design techniques;
- Understand Boolean statements such as <, > and = and know when to apply them within an algorithm.
- Understand how to use variables to store information for later use within an algorithm.
This resource includes a range of clearly presented explanations as well as a range of structured tasks to help your students practice their skills.
It is recommended that students first complete the Computational Thinking for KS3 unit of work in order to develop a basic understanding of both computational thinking and algorithms.
This unit of work also includes a final assessment.
Full teacher solutions also included!