Understanding algorithms and the smiley face biscuit challenge (Years F-2)

Algorithms are a key concept in Digital Technologies. They help us follow, describe and represent a sequence of steps and decisions needed to solve problems. This resource explores some idea for following algorithms including the smiley face biscuit visual algorithm challenge.

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Year band(s) 1-2
Content type Lesson ideas
Format Document
Core and overarching concepts Algorithms, Abstraction, Computational thinking
Australian Curriculum Digital Technologies code(s)

Follow and describe algorithms involving a sequence of steps, branching (decisions) and iteration (repetition)

Keywords Abstraction, algorithms, DTiF, dtif, DTIF, ACARA
Integrated, cross-curriculum, special needs Literacy, Numeracy

Australian Government Department of Education and Training


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