Teach students how to follow and decompose algorithms with these Build a Robot digital activities. 2 types of digital activities ask students to follow an algorithm to put a robot together and then look at a pre-built robot and type their own algorithm for it.
Use these activities as a crash course to understanding what an algorithm is, how to write one, follow one, and decompose one. I even included printable posters and vocabulary cards.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
2 Link to the Digital file (5 slides of Following and Algorithm, 5 Slides of Decomposing an Algorithm, and 2 Vocab Posters)
3 Algorithm poster (prints on standard printer paper)
4-5 Vocab words
Strand: Computational Thinker
Standard: 5.a. formulate problem definitions suited for technology assisted methods such as data analysis, abstract models and algorithmic thinking in exploring and finding solutions.
I Can Statements:
• I can follow an algorithm.
• I can create an algorithm.
• I can write a problem for the computer to
I highly recommend the picture book Kids Get Coding as an introduction to this topic for you and your students.
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