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First steps in Small Basic

Introductory programming skills

 
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Areas Covered

  • Lesson 1 Introducing the turtle
  • Lesson 2 Using a For…EndFor loop
    Download free sample below
  • Lesson 3 The Text window
  • Lesson 4 Using variables
  • Lesson 5 Conditions and branching
  • Lesson 6 Using random numbers

There are 5 worksheets and homework sheets in this unit.

Summary - New: 3rd Edition

This unit is an introduction to programming in a textual language designed to make programming easy and approachable for beginners. It starts by introducing Turtle graphics, leading into the use of variables and For…EndFor loops. Simple programs using the Text window are used to introduce input, output and selection. Pupils will get used to these programming statements while having fun writing a quiz program, producing coloured graphics and making a simple screensaver.

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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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What people say...

The resources are concise, easily accessible to students and staff, and more importantly fun for the students.

Ian Cooper. Teacher of Computing, Academy 360

We think PG Online resources are great. They have got us started as non-computing teachers! We love that we can edit the resources to suit our needs.

Clare Dudley-Wood. Computing Teacher, Bishop's Hatfield Girls' School

Inside the Unit...

  • Areas Covered

    • Lesson 1 Introducing the turtle
    • Lesson 2 Using a For…EndFor loop
      Download free sample below
    • Lesson 3 The Text window
    • Lesson 4 Using variables
    • Lesson 5 Conditions and branching
    • Lesson 6 Using random numbers

    There are 5 worksheets and homework sheets in this unit.

    Download Free Sample 8.4mb

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