|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 will be an introduction to the underlying mechanisms of algorithms and the role they play in making them work roerly||This lesson will introduce some more aspects and examples of testing to make sure students understand bug testing procedures|
|Key words||algorithm, search, sort, logic||These words need to be reinforced throughout the series of lessons|
|Assessment||Evidence here will be student's own work and assessor observations|
|Key Questions||Some questions to get learners thinking about the topics||Students may not have been exposed to basic logic, and it does not have to be too intense, but will help them understand how algorithms can work better. The essence of logic is something is either true or false and that is all that computers do, on or off. If I wake up at 8:45 I will be late for school, if I wake up at 8:15 I will not.||What is logic? How do you use logic in your everyday lives? Can you give examples where you use true or false questions to decide what to do next? Do the answers help you solve what you are doing more quickly r more easily?|
Students need to be shown some examples of logic in different contexts
|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||
In this lesson students need to be introduced to the notion of logic and how it underpins actions in computing and their activities.
Use some of the student's ideas and examples to flesh out a solid understanding before progressing
Question students about how and why they did what they did. Check for understanding.
|Lesson Structure||Possible structure||
|Homework||Get students to work on some of the Learning Zone puzzles to reinforce their understanding.||Students can vary their homework depending on their level of understanding||Get students to document their experience on their portfolio system for assessment|