|Section Title||Primary information||Description and Notes||Suggested resources|
|Lesson Length||The expected lesson length will be approximately one hour||
Some variation possible.
Assessment Level 1
|Students||The lesson is suitable for KS3 and KS4 students||Since this is a new specification, the lesson is suitable for Year 7 to 9 students and differentiated by outcome|
|Overall Focus||The lesson focus will consolidate what they have learned about variables with practical activities||This lesson will allow students to practice and consolidate their knowledge|
|Key words||algorithm, abstraction, programming language, instruction, open source, digital, file types, variable||These words need to be reinforced throughout the series of lessons|
|Assessment||change variables in an algorithm and predict the effect||Evidence here will be student's reflecting on what they understand and assessor observations|
|Key Questions||Some questions to get learners thinking about the topics||Looking at the way variables are used in algorithms to make them work more efficiently||What examples can they think of to understand variables? If they go on holiday, what variables are important when it comes to changing their money? What variables do they need to think about for their life choices: more enjoyable job; more money?|
Students need to see and try a number of systems with variables to see their impact and manipulation
|If you are using the Learning Machine learning system, students can add their comments and material to this site as evidence of their growing understanding. The site, if used consistently, will show progression via charts of activity and outcomes.|
|Teaching and Learning Elements||
Students need to be shown some of the ways variables are used and how predictions depend on them in many areas.
|Lesson Structure||Possible structure||
|Homework||Get students to write a comparison of 5 terms in Google and Squiffy. Which is the best search engine? Why?||Students can vary their homework depending on their level of understanding||Get students to document their recipes on their portfolio system for assessment|