Before computers can be used to solve a problem, the problem itself and the ways in which it could be resolved must be understood. Computational thinking techniques help with these tasks.
What is computational thinking?
Giving instructions to a computer
Thinking like a computer - in binary
Using a set of techniques and approaches to help to solve problems
Why do we need to think computationally?
To help us to program
To help us solve complex problems more easily
To help us to think like a computer
Which of the following is NOT a computational thinking technique?
Which of the following is an example of thinking computationally?
Planning out your route when going to meet a friend
When going to meet a friend, wandering around until you find them
When going to meet a friend, asking a parent to plan your route for you
Which of the following is NOT an example of computational thinking?
Planning what to collect and where to exit to complete a video game level
Planning how to beat your enemies in a video game level
Accidentally completing a video game level
Letting the bossiest friend decide where you should all go
Considering the different options carefully before deciding upon the best one
Discussing with your friends how much time and money you have before choosing from a shortlist of places
What is a complex problem?
A problem that, at first, is not easy to solve
A problem that, at first, is not easy to understand
A problem that, at first, is not easy to solve or to understand
Which computational thinking technique involves breaking a problem down into smaller parts?
To create a successful computer program, how many computational thinking techniques are usually required?
When is a computer most likely to be used when using computational thinking?
At the end, when programming a computer
When writing algorithms