A kinaesthetic learning activity to explain how parameter passing works
Created by Peter Donaldson
last edited Aug 21 2015 by Peter Donaldson
This activity allows students to gain an understanding of parameters and parameter passing techniques. This is an introductory lesson. The focus of the lesson is to introduce passing parameters; at this stage, topics such as difference between functions and procedures are not considered.
Pupils will be able to understand
Level: Higher Computing Science
Duration: 1 period
Teaches: Sub-programs/routines, defined by their name and arguments (inputs and outputs) and parameter passing (value and reference) and scope- local and global variables.
Acknowledgements and License
Inspiration for this event came from #CASincludes Hack the Curriculum days.
This idea and associated resources were developed by Morag Shaw- Clydeview Academy in Inverclyde, David Stott- Kirkland High School & Community College in Fife, Colin Chisholm- Morgan Academy in Dundee City and Dr Mark Zarb- Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen City
With final refinements, improvements and formatting by Peter Donaldson- Crieff High School in Perth and Kinross
During a Craft the Curriculum for Higher Computing Science joint event held by PLAN C and Education Scotland
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