Visual to text coding: Lesson 12

This is the final in a series of lessons to transition from visual coding to text-based coding with a General Purpose Programming language. See next steps for suggested courses and learning sequences after this lesson. It builds on the coding concept of functions (by introducing the concept of return values. Functions are often written to return a result, which can then be used in the main program.

Additional details

Year band(s) 5-6, 7-8
Content type Lesson ideas
Format Web page
Core and overarching concepts Data representation, Specification (decomposing problems), Implementation (programming)
Australian Curriculum Digital Technologies code(s)

Design algorithms involving multiple alternatives (branching) and iteration


Design algorithms involving nested control structures and represent them using flowcharts and pseudocode


Trace algorithms to predict output for a given input and to identify errors

Keywords Programming, Coding, Data representation, Jason Vearing, Nathan Alison, Scratch, Python, Javascript, flowchart, variables



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