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Type:Activity

Estimated Time:90 minutes

Grades:6-10

Score Type:Manually Graded

Work completed by a student may be reviewed and evaluated by either entering the grade directly into the Learning Management System (LMS) gradebook, or by using a grader application to assist in reviewing and grading student work

Available Language: English


Vocabulary: coding, debugging, functions, loops, programming, refactoring


Objectives:

  • Students will create a function to call a set of commands.
  • Students will create a loop to repeat a command.
  • Students will use functions and loops together to create code that is concise and easy to edit.

Subjects:

Abstract Classes 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Abstract Classes 

Algorithm Development 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Algorithm Development 

Algorithms 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Algorithms 

Basic Techniques 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Basic Techniques 

Class Hierarchy 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Class Hierarchy 

Conditional Statements 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Conditional Statements 

Creativity and Innovation 

Technology Education > Digital Literacy > Student Use > Creativity and Innovation 

Data Analysis 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Data Analysis 

Data Structures and Syntax 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Data Structures and Syntax 

Experimentation

Technology Education > Information Technology > Technology Use In Society > Design Process > Experimentation

Functional Decomposition

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Functions > Functional Decomposition

Functions 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Functions 

General / Basic Concepts of 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > General / Basic Concepts of 

Iterations such as Nested Loops, Do-While Loops 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Iterations such as Nested Loops, Do-While Loops 

Keyboard Use / Input, Output Devices / Proficiency of use

Science > History / Technology / Social Perspectives > Computer Science > Computer skills > Keyboard Use / Input, Output Devices / Proficiency of use

Libraries (Code) 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Libraries (Code) 

Parallel Processing 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Parallel Processing 

Program Execution 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Program Execution 

Programming

Science > History / Technology / Social Perspectives > Computer Science > Programming

Programming / Code Development 

Technology Education > Media Production > Game Design > Programming / Code Development 

Python

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Programming Languages > Python

Teamwork 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Teamwork 

Variables 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Variables 

Visual Block

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Programming Languages > Visual Block

Vocabulary 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Vocabulary 
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S.4.d Students exhibit a tolerance for ambiguity, perseverance and the capacity to work with open-ended problems.
S.5.a Students formulate problem definitions suited for technology-assisted methods such as data analysis, abstract models and algorithmic thinking in exploring and finding solutions.
S.5.b Students collect data or identify relevant data sets, use digital tools to analyze them, and represent data in various ways to facilitate problem-solving and decision-making.
S.5.c Students break problems into component parts, extract key information, and develop descriptive models to understand complex systems or facilitate problem-solving.
S.5.d Students understand how automation works and use algorithmic thinking to develop a sequence of steps to create and test automated solutions.
2-AP-10 Use flowcharts and/or pseudocode to address complex problems as algorithms. (P4.4, P4.1)
2-AP-11 Create clearly named variables that represent different data types and perform operations on their values. (P5.1, P5.2)
2-AP-12 Design and iteratively develop programs that combine control structures, including nested loops and compound conditionals. (P5.1, P5.2)
2-AP-13 Decompose problems and subproblems into parts to facilitate the design, implementation, and review of programs. (P3.2)
2-AP-16 Incorporate existing code, media, and libraries into original programs, and give attribution. (P4.2, P5.2, P7.3)
2-IC-22 Collaborate with many contributors through strategies such as crowdsourcing or surveys when creating a computational artifact. (P2.4, P5.2)
3A-AP-13 Create prototypes that use algorithms to solve computational problems by leveraging prior student knowledge and personal interests. (P5.2)
3A-AP-17 Decompose problems into smaller components through systematic analysis, using constructs such as procedures, modules, and/or objects. (P3.2)
3A-AP-22 Design and develop computational artifacts working in team roles using collaborative tools. (P2.4)
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