Tracing algorithms

In this lesson, we will be shown examples of tracing a Python program and a flow chart. Trace tables are great for walking through an algorithm and are often used to locate logic errors

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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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.'

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

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

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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.'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

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Tracing Algorithms

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

Q1.'Calculates the remainder of a division.'

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Q2.'Calculates the whole number of times the divisor will go into the dividend '

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Q3.State the result of the following calculation in Python: 14 % 4

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Q4.State the result of the following calculation in Python: 28 // 5

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Tracing Algorithms

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

Q1.'Calculates the remainder of a division.'

1/4

Q2.'Calculates the whole number of times the divisor will go into the dividend '

2/4

Q3.State the result of the following calculation in Python: 14 % 4

3/4

Q4.State the result of the following calculation in Python: 28 // 5

4/4

Lesson summary: Tracing algorithms

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