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Unit of work

Sensory classroom

Computational thinking, Computer systems, Programming | MakeCode | 11-14 yrs

Lesson 3

Developing pattern algorithms

Introduction

Students plan how to create a sensory aid to provide a visual sensory pattern using the BBC micro:bit. They write an algorithm using inputs, outputs, iteration and selection.

Learning objectives

  • To create a sensory aid for a classroom that meets given criteria.
  • To use pseudocode to write an algorithm using inputs, outputs, iteration and selection 

You will need

Downloadable resources:

  • Lesson plan
  • Lesson slides
  • Student handouts

Other resources:

Paper - rough, paints (optional), felt cloth (optional), tissue paper (optional), colour marker pens (optional), cardboard boxes (optional), cardboard tubes (optional)

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Lesson plan