Algorithm – A series of instructions on how to accomplish a task.

Coding – Transforming actions into a symbolic language.

Debugging – Finding and fixing issues in code.

Function – A piece of code that can be called over and over.

Parameters – Extra bits of information that you can pass into a function to customize it

Loop – The action of doing something over and over again. 

Variable – A placeholder for a piece of information that can change. 

Command – An instruction for the computer. Many commands put together make up algorithms and computer programs. 

Primary Coding

Intermediate Coding

By the end of this lesson you will:
​- Have a beginner’s understanding of programming

Main Activity
Early Finishers

If you finish early you may complete this word search and then go to the sponge activities from the Extras Menu

Strand: Computational Thinker

Standard: 5.d. understand how automation works and use algorithmic thinking to develop a sequence of steps to create and test automated solutions.

I Can Statements:

I can explain how technology helps to make a task easier

I can explain how technology tools help us solve problems

I can understand that computers solve problems by finding patterns