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Estimated Time:90 minutes

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Available Language: English

Vocabulary: branching program structure, coding, comments, conditionals, if statement, if-Else, input variable, nesting, parameters, programming, sprite, stage, string, toolkit, user input


  • Student will use variables to store and display user-input.
  • Students will use conditionals to create a branching program structure.
  • Students will manipulate an unknown string to match case.


Algorithm Development 

Information Technology > Programming > Algorithm Development 


Information Technology > Programming > Algorithms 

Assignment Statements 

Information Technology > Programming > Assignment Statements 

Attend to Precision

Mathematics > Process Standards > Common Core > Attend to Precision

Basic Techniques 

Information Technology > Programming > Basic Techniques 

Conditional Statements 

Information Technology > Programming > Conditional Statements 

Critical / Analytical Thinking

Language Arts > Life Skills Daily Life > Critical / Analytical Thinking


Science > Concepts and Processes > Student Application > Investigate / Investigation > Engineering


Science > Concepts and Processes > Problem Solving > Engineering


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

General / Basic Concepts of 

Information Technology > Programming > General / Basic Concepts of 

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) 

Information Technology > Programming > Libraries (Code) 

Look for and make use of structure

Mathematics > Process Standards > Common Core > Look for and make use of structure


Mathematics > Process Standards > Computation > Methods/Steps/Strategies


Mathematics > Process Standards > Problem Solving > Methods/Steps/Strategies


Language Arts > Reading / Literature > Comprehension / Analysis > Follow Directions > Nonfiction

Program Execution 

Information Technology > Programming > Program Execution 


Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Personal Use > Programming


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


Information Technology > Programming > Programming Languages > Python


Information Technology > Programming > Vocabulary 
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S.3.d Students build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories and pursuing answers and solutions.
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-16 Incorporate existing code, media, and libraries into original programs, and give attribution. (P4.2, P5.2, P7.3)
3A-AP-13 Create prototypes that use algorithms to solve computational problems by leveraging prior student knowledge and personal interests. (P5.2)
Math.Practice.MP1 Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
Math.Practice.MP6 Attend to precision.
Math.Practice.MP7 Look for and make use of structure.
ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.3 Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks attending to special cases or exceptions defined in the text.
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