Algorithms Years 3–4

At this level, students follow and describe algorithms involving sequencing, comparison operators (branching) and iteration.

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Introducing algorithms

In this sequence of lessons, students design a sequence of steps for others to follow. They convey their instructions to peers and evaluate the work of others to determine if the outcome was successful.

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Take a LEGO building challenge

In pairs, explore giving and following a sequence of steps and decisions to build a LEGO® toy.

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Chasey game algorithm

Use the game of chasey to explore algorithms. The chasey game is presented as a flow chart. Explore writing algorithms for other physical activities.

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