Computational thinking

In this lesson, learners are introduced to three computational thinking techniques: decomposition, abstraction, and algorithmic thinking. Learners will explore how these skills can be applied when solving a wide range of problems, both computer-based and in their everyday lives.

Video

Click on the play button to start the video. If your teacher asks you to pause the video and look at the worksheet you should:

  • Click "Close Video"
  • Click "Next" to view the activity

Your video will re-appear on the next page, and will stay paused in the right place.

Worksheet

These slides will take you through some tasks for the lesson. If you need to re-play the video, click the ‘Resume Video’ icon. If you are asked to add answers to the slides, first download or print out the worksheet. Once you have finished all the tasks, click ‘Next’ below.

Quiz:

Computational Thinking

This quiz is to assess your learning from this lesson. Read the description below and select which term it is referring to:

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Q1.‘The process of removing unnecessary information and focusing on the important details, allowing you to develop a general idea of what the problem is and how to solve it.’

1/4

Q2.'The process of breaking problems down into smaller, more manageable parts.'

2/4

Q3.'A systematic approach to solving problems.'

3/4

Q4.'The process of developing an algorithm to solve a problem.'

4/4

Quiz:

Computational Thinking

This quiz is to assess your learning from this lesson. Read the description below and select which term it is referring to:

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Q1.‘The process of removing unnecessary information and focusing on the important details, allowing you to develop a general idea of what the problem is and how to solve it.’

1/4

Q2.'The process of breaking problems down into smaller, more manageable parts.'

2/4

Q3.'A systematic approach to solving problems.'

3/4

Q4.'The process of developing an algorithm to solve a problem.'

4/4

Lesson summary: Computational thinking

It looks like you have not attempted the quiz.

To share your results with your teacher please complete the quiz.

Browse Oak's lessons: