IB Computer Science Year 1 Higher Level - October 12 2017 Lesson Notes

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Class plan.png What are we going to learn today?[edit]

  • When you leave the classroom, you should be able to say:

Thinking procedurally[edit]

Decisions[edit]

Thinking logically[edit]

Thinking ahead[edit]

Thinking concurrently[edit]

Thinking abstractly[edit]

Consider this problem:

I teach 5 classes. I am interested in creating a system to randomly call on students in my classes. I would prefer not to call on the same student twice during one class. At the end of a class, I would like to know who I called and who I did not call on. Please reflect on your computational thinking skills & ask me questions which will help you design this system. Then, please write this system in pseudocode.


Homework.png What is our home learning?[edit]

Target.png How am I being assessed today?[edit]

I will assess you formatively today, and make a professional judgement to what extent you understand our learning material. I will use observation, your written work, answers to questions, and contribution to class discussions as data to make my decisions. I normally record my observations in a "evidence of learning" spreadsheet, which I will happily share with you privately if you so wish. I usually need a day or two notice.

I will also ask you to complete a self-assessment which I will use to help me guage how well you think you understand our material in class.

Computer1.png As a computer scientist, you have:[edit]

  • Confidence in dealing with complexity
  • Persistence in working with difficult problems
  • Tolerance for ambiguity
  • The ability to deal with open-ended problems
  • The ability to communicate and work with others to achieve a common goal or solution

Credit.png Credits[edit]

Give a detailed account or picture of a situation, event, pattern or process.

Produce a plan, simulation or model.

Consider the merits or otherwise of an argument or concept. Opinions and conclusions should be presented clearly and supported with appropriate evidence and sound argument.