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Describing with variables

Lesson 1 of 5


7-11 yrs

In this ‘unplugged’ lesson, pupils develop their understanding of variables. They use variable names and values to retell stories and use variables to describe characters before changing variables to describe the number of sides different shapes have.

Key learning:

  • To know and understand what variables are
  • To use variables to describe a character
  • To write algorithms that use variables