Visual to text coding: Lesson 2

This is the second in a series of lessons to transition from visual coding to text-based coding with a general-purpose programming language. This lesson may take two to three 45-minute periods. It introduces how to make decisions (branching) and identify data types.

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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