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Theoretical computers for KS3 computing teachers - Fun With Finite State Machines - Tenderfoot KS3 Computing CPD, Nottingham Tuesday Mar 7, 2017 from 12:00PM to 5:00PM
Organised by: Victoria EllisVictoria Ellis Hosted by: The Nottingham Trent University
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Theoretical computers for KS3 computing teachers - Fun With Finite State Machines


Tuesday Mar 7, 2017 from 12:00PM to 5:00PM


Hosted by CAS East Midlands (Nottingham Trent University)

Summary description of event:

Topics and activities included: state diagrams, abstraction for programming and understanding the Turing machine.

In this Unit, through a number of classroom activities, we introduce some theoretical models of computation that were developed by early computer scientists to try to formalise the notion of an algorithm. This goes right to the heart of Computer Science, encouraging learners to reason about what it means to compute something.

Training event using the CAS Tenderfoot resources http://www.computingatschool.org.uk/Tenderfoot

Introductory video for Theoretical Computers: https://goo.gl/2rqZcB


Please note/ Important information/ Pre-Session items for the Theoretical Computers session

The host of this event has asked that prior to attending the Theoretical Computers session it will help if you do the following:

Take a look at the CAS Tenderfoot introduction video (4 minutes) http://goo.gl/glyhQk

Download the Hexaflexgon template (A3) and make yourself a finite state machine. (Or bring along the folded paper and we’ll make it together.) Instructions: https://goo.gl/JZdy61 The template (A3) https://goo.gl/XnQ6VT

Take a look at the Theoretical Computers video (4 minutes) https://goo.gl/zyv0IZ

Take a look at a very straightforward video (9 minutes) explaining a finite-state machines can be found at http://youtu.be/vhiiia1_hC4 This is one of the Computerphile videos recommended in the presentation and is an excellent introduction to the basics.

PROGRAMME

Time Topic
12:00 Registration and Refreshments
12:30 Theoretical Computers Session 1
14:30 Refreshments
15:00 Theoretical Computers Session 2
16:55 Close


CAS East Midlands (Nottingham Trent University)


HOST

CAS CRC East Midlands/ Victoria Ellis

The Nottingham Trent University

For further information: CAS CRC East Midlands (CAS>CRCEastMidlands@ntu.ac.uk)

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