Define simple problems, and describe and follow a sequence of steps and decisions (algorithms) needed to solve them

Elaborations

  • explaining what the problem is and some features of the problem, such as what need is associated with the problem, who has the problem and why (Skills: Literacy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)
  • describing, using drawings, pictures and text, the sequence of steps and decisions in a solution, for example to show the order of events in a game and the decisions that a player must make (Skills: Literacy, Numeracy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • experimenting with different ways of describing a set of instructions, for example writing two versions of the same simple set of instructions for a programmable robotic device (Skills: Literacy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • explaining to others how to follow technical instructions, for example how to capture and download images from a mobile device (Skills: Literacy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)
  • defining and describing the sequence of steps needed to incorporate multiple types of data in a solution, for example sequencing the steps in selecting and downloading images and audio to create a book trailer (Skills: Literacy, Numeracy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking)

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