IB Computer Science Year 1 Higher Level - September 25 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:
  • I can state the fundamental operations of a computer.
  • I can distinguish between fundamental and compound operations of a computer.
  • I can explain the essential features of a computer language.
  • I can explain the need for higher level languages.
  • I can outline the need for a translation process from a higher level language to machine executable code.
  • We will watch a video:

  • We will attempt to find the largest number in a list using only fundamental operations
  • You will have your first exposure to pseudocode.

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

Please review our class today by watching an 11 minute video to the left.

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 specific name, value or other brief answer without explanation or calculation.

Make clear the differences between two or more concepts or items.

Give a detailed account including reasons or causes.

Give a brief account.

A unit of abstract mathematical system subject to the laws of arithmetic.

Give a sequence of brief answers with no explanation.

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.