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Algorithms KS1 & KS2

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Algorithms KS1 & KS2

  1. 1. + Algorithms KS 1 & KS 2 ByYasemin Allsop
  2. 2. Algorithms An algorithm is a set of precise instructions to solve a problem or achieve a goal.
  3. 3. Algorithms Always start with hands-on activities •  Children to create a dance routine for their friends •  Galactic Wars algorithm using tissue paper •  Making toast - role play •  Cleaning teeth – role play http://www.incredibox.com
  4. 4. KS 1 Creating a storyboard of instructions to make toast
  5. 5. KS 1 Creating a word algorithm for cleaning teeth http://prezi.com/mflcjjrltuo0/algorithm-to- brushing-your-teeth/
  6. 6. KS 1 Using Bee-bot Retelling the main events of a story Solving simple maths problems Moving around a maze Identifying shapes
  7. 7. KS 1 & KS 2 Coming up with steps to complete a maze online or on-paper. http://www.primarygames.com/holidays/back_to_school/games/mazes/
  8. 8. KS 1 & KS 2 The students work in pairs. One student blindfold the other student or close the eyes.The blindfolded student completes the maze by following the verbal instructions given by his/her partner.They switch roles.You could even create a giant maze in the classroom using paper for children to walk around.
  9. 9. KS 1 & KS 2 Sequences of instructions for controlling the on-screen robot http://www.iboard.co.uk/iwb/Controlling-Round-a-Route-693
  10. 10. KS 1 & KS 2 Sequences of instructions for controlling the on-screen robot to draw simple shapes http://www.iboard.co.uk/iwb/Drawing-with-a-Control-Toy-697
  11. 11. KS 1 & KS 2 Sequences of instructions for controlling an on-screen robot to draw simple shapes http://www.iboard.co.uk/iwb/Drawing-with-a-Control-Toy-697
  12. 12. KS 1 & KS 2 Supporting learners http://www.iboard.co.uk/iwb/Drawing-with-a-Control-Toy-697
  13. 13. KS 1 & KS 2 Extending Learners http://www.iboard.co.uk/iwb/Drawing-with-a-Control-Toy-697
  14. 14. KS 1 & KS 2 Partner work http://www.iboard.co.uk/iwb/Cheese-Sniffer-657
  15. 15. KS 2 Flow charts •  Flow charts show sequences of events •  They are made of shapes such as rectangles and diamonds. •  All the flow charts begin with a START symbol and finish with the END symbol •  Actions/process/instructions represented using rectangles and decisions represented through diamonds. Diamonds are used for asking questions. http://raychambers.wordpress.com/touch-develop-ks2 Start End
  16. 16. KS 2 http://raychambers.wordpress.com/touch-develop-ks2/ This activity was planned by Ray Chambers. Please see the link to his website below for more fabulous resources. Using the Waking up worksheet, you need to put things into the correct order. Think of the order you would complete these in, is it logical? Extension: - Build your own flowchart based on an activity you complete daily. Include at least one decision.
  17. 17. KS 2 Creating an animation of a simple dance routine using Scratch
  18. 18. KS 2 Creating an animation of a simple dance routine using Scratch
  19. 19. KS 2 Look at this swimming animation and think about steps for creating it.
  20. 20. KS 2 Thank you! y.allsop@mmu.ac.uk @yallsop

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