Small application which generates a "Program" as a student controls a truck. Then shows them the same steps will always solve it.
Created by James Fearnley
last edited Apr 02 2014 by James Fearnley
Simple application I have written for helping teach algorithms and programming at key stage 1 and early key stage 2.
Small truck which can be controlled by using on screen arrows. When the arrows are used the first time through it writes a simple program on the left of the page (Up Down, Back, Forward).
The student should write down the program it made. Then it re-runs again, without writing the program. Student should re-follow the steps the program that the software wrote for them. To see how it will solve the problem each time.
Duration: 1-3 hours
Teaches: -from progression pathways student friendly version-
I can show care and precision to avoid errors
I can run, check and change programs
I know that computers need precise instructions.
Software Provided under the GPL - Application produced in MultiMedia Fusion