KS3 Computer Science:  Algorithm Design - Year 7

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;
  • Sequence
  • Selection
  • 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!

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Created: Apr 10, 2019

Updated: Jan 24, 2020

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