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0478 Unit 8: Algorithm design and problem solving

Paper 2: Algorithms, Programming and Logic

 
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Areas Covered

  • Lesson 1: Development life cycle
  • Lesson 2: Algorithms and flowcharts
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  • Lesson 3: Algorithms and pseudocode
  • Lesson 4: Standard algorithms
  • Lesson 5: Validation and verification
  • Lesson 6: Testing and trace tables
  • Lesson 7: Creating and refining algorithms
  • Assessment

There are 7 worksheets, 7 homework tasks, and an assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.

Summary - New 2023-2025 Exam Specification

The first lesson in this unit covers the development life cycle, giving students an appreciation of some of the techniques and methods required when developing programs. Lessons 2 and 3 introduce student to algorithms using both flowcharts and pseudocode. Lesson 4 demonstrates standard algorithms to students such as those required for linear searches, bubble sorts, counting and averages. Lesson 5 shows students common validation and verifications checks.  Testing and trace tables are considered carefully along with the selection of appropriate types of test data including abnormal, extreme and boundary data items. Finally, students are shown how to refine algorithms. The final assessment test gives students the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of the topic.

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Inside the Unit...

  • Download Free Sample 6.0mb

    Areas Covered

    • Lesson 1: Development life cycle
    • Lesson 2: Algorithms and flowcharts
    • Download sample lesson above
    • Lesson 3: Algorithms and pseudocode
    • Lesson 4: Standard algorithms
    • Lesson 5: Validation and verification
    • Lesson 6: Testing and trace tables
    • Lesson 7: Creating and refining algorithms
    • Assessment

    There are 7 worksheets, 7 homework tasks, and an assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.

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