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Teacher-Facing Resources

Type:Application Exercise

Estimated Time:90 minutes

Grades:3-5

Score Type:Mixed Graded

Work completed by a student will be graded through a variety of scoring options including participation, student self-assessment and teacher assessment via rubric to provide flexibility with the type of grade sent to the Learning Management System (LMS) gradebook. Student work may include opened-ended questions, correct/incorrect responses, a final product and/or a self-assessment

Available Language: English


Vocabulary: Algorithm, Animals, Computational thinking, Digital drawing tool, Evaluation, Instructions, Revision, Word processing


Objectives:

  • Students create a written algorithm. Students follow a written algorithm. Students evaluate the effectiveness of an algorithm. Students revise and improve an algorithm.

Subjects:

Algorithm Development 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Algorithm Development 

Analyze Algorithms 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Programming > Analyze Algorithms 

Communication 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Internet > Communication 

Critical / Analytical Thinking

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

Design/ construct / evaluate models

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

Engineering

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

Engineering

Science > Concepts and Processes > Problem Solving > Engineering

Engineering

Science > Concepts and Processes > Student Application > Questioning > Engineering

Engineering

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

Functional

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

Imperative

Language Arts > Writing > Grammar / Language Structure > Sentences > Imperative

Look for and make use of structure

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

Methods/Steps/Strategies

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

Modify / Redesign / Maintain

Technology Education > Information Technology > Technology Use In Society > Design Process > Modify / Redesign / Maintain

Nonfiction

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

Peer Evaluation / Feedback

Language Arts > Writing > Peer Evaluation / Feedback

Technological Designs

Science > History / Technology / Social Perspectives > Engineering / Engineering Design Process > Technological Designs

To Perform Some Task

Science > History / Technology / Social Perspectives > Engineering / Engineering Design Process > Model Construction > To Perform Some Task

how-to / process writing

Language Arts > Writing > Directions Instructions > how-to / process writing
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EXCEEDS (4)MEETS (3)APPROACHES (2)DOES NOT MEET (1)
Directions and Participation The student followed all directions and went above and beyond in answering all questions in the assignment.The student followed all directions and answered all questions in the assignment.The student followed most directions and answered most questions in the assignment.The student did not follow directions or answer the questions in the assignment.
Required Final Product Components The final product includes additional elements to enhance the assignment beyond the required components.The final product includes all components required by the assignment.The final product includes most of the components required by the assignment.The final product does not demonstrate the components required by the assignment.
Organization and Originality The final product is exceptionally well designed, includes additional elements, contains no spelling, grammar or punctuation mistakes and reveals student’s creative insights into the assignment.The final product is neat, includes all components required by the assignment, contains minimal spelling, grammar or punctuation mistakes and includes some creative elements.The final product is adequate but lacks neatness and creativity, contains some spelling, grammar and punctuation mistakes and is missing required components.The final product is not neat or creative, is missing required components and contains many spelling, grammar or punctuation mistakes.
Digital Literacy Skills Application The final product clearly demonstrates an accurate and deep level of understanding of the concept.The final product demonstrates an accurate and appropriate level of understanding of the concept.The final product demonstrates some understanding of the concept.The final product demonstrates little to no understanding of the concept.
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.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.
1B-AP-08 Compare and refine multiple algorithms for the same task and determine which is the most appropriate. (P6.3, P3.3)
1B-NI-04 Model how information is broken down into smaller pieces, transmitted as packets through multiple devices over networks and the Internet, and reassembled at the destination. (P4.4)
Math.Practice.MP1 Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
Math.Practice.MP7 Look for and make use of structure.
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