Representing algorithms

The main focus of this lesson is on developing flow charts. This lesson assumes that learners have already covered the flow chart lesson in the KS4 Programming unit, although this lesson can also be used to introduce the flow chart symbols if required.

Quiz:

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!

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:

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!

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

Video

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Worksheet

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Quiz:

Representing Algorithms

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

Question 4

Q1.'Can be used to visually represent an algorithm or program.'

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Q2.'Are used for the start and end of subroutines or programs.'

2/4

Q3.'An input or output is represented by a...'

3/4

Q4.'Are used to show the direction and flow of the program'

4/4

Quiz:

Representing Algorithms

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

Question 4

Q1.'Can be used to visually represent an algorithm or program.'

1/4

Q2.'Are used for the start and end of subroutines or programs.'

2/4

Q3.'An input or output is represented by a...'

3/4

Q4.'Are used to show the direction and flow of the program'

4/4

Lesson summary: Representing algorithms

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The next lesson in Algorithms is "Tracing algorithms"