IB Computer Science Year 2 Higher Level - August 30 2017 Lesson Notes

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

Hello Class!

Computational thinking today!!

We will then carefully read an IB test question and answer the questions. The questions are used from the IB and should not be reproduced with their consent.[1]


Gps question.png

When you are done with the questions on the image, please consider the next part:

Another Smartphone app that is linked to LookUpLunch collects customers’ reviews for restaurants.

  • A review consists of whether a customer likes the restaurant, and a rating of cheap (C), medium (M) or expensive (E). The app combines all of the reviews to produce a single letter rating (C, M or E) and a total number of likes for the restaurant.
  • As part of the internal representation of the app, the collection LIKES is used. Some of the data items contained in LIKES are shown below. Each individual data item is separated by a comma.
0,26,TomHus,M,1,14,GladLaks,E,2,1,MerPoteter,C,1,15,Linie,E,0,2,Mezze,M... 


The restaurant GladLaks, underlined as an example, is located within zone [1]. Based on the reviews, this restaurant has 14 likes and is expensive.

  • (c) Construct an algorithm that outputs the name of the restaurant with the most likes in zone [1]. [5]
  • (d) By making use of binary trees and the collection LIKES, explain how a list could be produced that shows the restaurants in order of zone and then, within each zone, in order of popularity. [3]

Individual restaurants are able to use this app to see reviews from their customers.

  • (e) Describe one disadvantage of the use of feedback from social networking in relation to business. [2]


Homework.png What is our homework?[edit]

Please come to class with the questions answered from todays lesson.

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.

Ourstandards.png Standards we are covering today[edit]

These standards are commonly used from the IB Computer Science Subject Guide[2]



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]

  1. IB Diploma Programme Computer science guide (first examinations 2014). Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom: International Baccalaureate Organization. January 2012.
  2. IB Diploma Programme Computer science guide (first examinations 2014). Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom: International Baccalaureate Organization. January 2012.

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

Develop information in a diagrammatic or logical form.

Give a detailed account including reasons or causes.

Give a sequence of brief answers with no explanation.

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

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.