Designing a step counter

In this lesson, we will design a project to make a micro:bit step counter. We will use a familiar design template to design the algorithm, appearance and to program flow of the project.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.If the compass heading is 310, what will be displayed on the micro:bit?

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Q2.The image below is an example of...

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Q3.Which of these is a conditional statement in the code below?

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.If the compass heading is 310, what will be displayed on the micro:bit?

1/3

Q2.The image below is an example of...

2/3

Q3.Which of these is a conditional statement in the code below?

3/3

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Lesson 5 - Designing a step counter

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.What is an algorithm in a design?

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Q2.If you're making a step counter, when should the variable 'step' be set?

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Q3.The order in which commands are executed (run) in a program is the...

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Lesson 5 - Designing a step counter

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.What is an algorithm in a design?

1/3

Q2.If you're making a step counter, when should the variable 'step' be set?

2/3

Q3.The order in which commands are executed (run) in a program is the...

3/3

Lesson summary: Designing a step counter

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