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Type:Application Exercise

Estimated Time:20 minutes

Score Type:Auto Score

This application exercise automatically provides a score to your gradebook

Available Language: English


  • Students create a model to plan and solve real-world problems.
  • Students construct a data model to solve problems.
  • Students create a flowchart to model a process.
  • Students use multiple models together to determine solutions for a single problem.


Algorithm Development 

Information Technology > Programming > Algorithm Development 

Analyze Algorithms 

Information Technology > Programming > Analyze Algorithms 


Information Technology > Internet > Communication 

Community Geography - Physical Features

Social Studies > Social Science - Society > Community > Community Geography - Physical Features

Critical / Analytical Thinking

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

Design/ construct / evaluate models

Information Technology > Technology Use In Society > Design Process > Design/ construct / evaluate models


Science > Concepts and Processes > Data Analysis and Interpretation > Engineering


Science > Concepts and Processes > Problem Solving > Engineering


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


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


Language Arts > Writing > Products / Formats > Technical > Functional

Graphic Applications (includes pictures, labels, diagrams, charts) 

Information Technology > Software Applications > Graphic Applications (includes pictures, labels, diagrams, charts) 

Math in Daily Life

Mathematics > Process Standards > Math in Daily Life


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


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

Models and Simulations 

Information Technology > Student Use > Models and Simulations 

Problem Solving

Social Studies > Process and Literacy Skills > Social Science - History > Problem Solving

Problem Solving 

Information Technology > Student Use > Problem Solving 


Mathematics > Process Standards > Models/Representations > Problem-solving


Social Studies > U.S. History > Culture > Recreation

Research - Charts and Graphs

Social Studies > Economics - Process and Literacy Skills > Research - Charts and Graphs


Information Technology > Software Applications > Spreadsheets


Mathematics > Computer Math > Spreadsheets


Information Technology > Software Applications > Spreadsheets 

Technological Designs

Science > History / Technology / Social Perspectives > Engineering / Engineering Design Process > Technological Designs
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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.c Students develop, test and refine prototypes as part of a cyclical design process.
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.
S.6.c Students communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations, models or simulations.
2-AP-10 Use flowcharts and/or pseudocode to address complex problems as algorithms. (P4.4, P4.1)
2-DA-09 Refine computational models based on the data they have generated. (P5.3, P4.4)
Math.Practice.MP1 Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
Math.Practice.MP4 Model with mathematics.
ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.7 Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table).
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