May 6th 2016 Lesson Notes

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

  1. You are going to review a very simple concept, pseudocode.
  2. You will write a program for a robot to sort through a group of 10 numbers. The robot must sort the numbers from smallest to largest.

Homework.png What is your homework and when is it due ?[edit]

  1. No homework today

Planfortoday.png What is the actual plan?[edit]

  1. You will write a program for a robot to sort through a group of 100 numbers. The robot must sort the numbers from smallest to largest.
  2. We will write this in plain English (or rather, pseudocode) You should create a google document and share it with Mr. MacKenty (bmackenty@aswarsaw.org)
    1. Your code should have at least one verb from each command statement.
  3. If you would like to exceed the standard for this assessment, please also write a program which sorts through a list of 100 names and alphabetizes them.


Target.png Is this graded?[edit]

  1. your work will count towards a formative grade in some AtL's.

Ourstandards.png Standards we are covering today[edit]


  • Identify the procedure appropriate to solving a problem. Level: 2
  • Evaluate whether the order in which activities are undertaken will result in the required outcome. Level: 3
  • Explain the role of sub-procedures in solving a problem. Level: 3
  • Identify when decision-making is required in a specified situation. Level: 2
  • Identify the decisions required for the solution to a specified problem. Level: 2
  • Identify the condition associated with a given decision in a specified problem. Level: 2
  • Explain the relationship between the decisions and conditions of a system. Level: 3
  • Deduce logical rules for real-world situations. Level: 3
  • Identify the inputs and outputs required in a solution. Level: 2
  • Identify pre-planning in a suggested problem and solution. Level: 2
  • Explain the need for pre-conditions when executing an algorithm. Level: 3
  • Outline the pre- and post-conditions to a specified problem. Level: 2
  • Identify exceptions that need to be considered in a specified problem solution. Level: 2
  • Identify the parts of a solution that could be implemented concurrently. Level: 2
  • Describe how concurrent processing can be used to solve a problem. Level: 2
  • Evaluate the decision to use concurrent processing in solving a problem. Level: 3
  • Identify examples of abstraction. Level: 2
  • Explain why abstraction is required in the derivation of computational solutions for a specified situation. Level: 3
  • Construct an abstraction from a specified situation. Level: 3
  • Distinguish between a real-world entity and its abstraction. Level: 2
  • Describe the characteristics of standard algorithms on linear arrays. Level: 2
  • Outline the standard operations of collections. Level: 2
  • Discuss an algorithm to solve a specific problem. Level: 3
  • Analyse an algorithm presented as a flow chart. Level: 3
  • Analyse an algorithm presented as pseudocode. Level: 3
  • Construct pseudocode to represent an algorithm. Level: 3
  • Suggest suitable algorithms to solve a specific problem. Level: 3

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

These are the characteristics every computer scientist works towards.

  • 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]