Algorithms & LanguageUnit 1 – Algorithms and p5 | September 13
- I can define “algorithm” and give examples from daily life.
- I can define and write pseudocode.
Activity 0: Creating Algorithms ✈
0⃣ Write an algorithm for making a paper
1⃣ Your partner must follow instructions exactly.
How can you use
else in your instructions? What are
if...else… statements called?
When can you safely use
repeat in your instructions? What is that called?
Were you instructions as clear as you thought? How did ambiguity get in your way?
Activity 1: Minimum 🎴
This activity will help us compose more specific algorithms.
The AP CS Principles definition of algorithm:
✨Algorithms are precise sequences of instructions for processes that can be executed by a computer and are implemented using programming languages.✨
Task: Write an algorithm to find the card with the lowest value in the row of cards.
Activity 2: 🤖 Language Algorithms
Instead of writing our own commands, what happens if we agree on a set of simple commands?