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Computational thinking and logic

Abstraction and decomposition

 
Unplugged Unit
Perfect for lessons away from computers or workshops.
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Areas Covered

  • Lesson 1 Logical thinking
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  • Lesson 2 Logic gates
  • Lesson 3 Algorithmic thinking 1
  • Lesson 4 Algorithmic thinking 2
  • Lesson 5 Abstraction
  • Lesson 6 Decomposition
  • Unit assessment

There are 6 worksheets and 6 homework tasks in this unit.

Summary

This unit introduces students to the world of computational thinking and logic. With the help of many unplugged activities, students get to understand the power of problem solving and the different methods that Computer Scientists use to tackle problems. All activities that can be carried out by computer have a paper alternative.

This unit includes many novel activities to introduce key topics. For example, logical deductions and logical puzzles are used to show logical thinking, water pipes are used to introduce logic gates, network topology is used to show how mazes can be solved and phone messaging is used to demonstrate decomposition.

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The currently available units have been written to satisfy the new National Curriculum for Computing, they are designed for teaching at KS3 but individual lessons in some units may also be appropriate for teaching Key Stages 2 or 4, particularly where Year 10 students may not previously have been exposed to certain topics.

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Inside the Unit...

  • Download Free Sample 13.0mb

    Areas Covered

    • Lesson 1 Logical thinking
    • Download free sample above
    • Lesson 2 Logic gates
    • Lesson 3 Algorithmic thinking 1
    • Lesson 4 Algorithmic thinking 2
    • Lesson 5 Abstraction
    • Lesson 6 Decomposition
    • Unit assessment

    There are 6 worksheets and 6 homework tasks in this unit.

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