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Little Man Computer from KS3 to KS5

Little Man Computer from KS3 to KS5

John Lamb

Created by John Lamb
last edited Oct 22 2020 by John Lamb



The national curriculum poses a challenge for computer science teachers at KS3

understand how instructions are stored and executed within a computer system

Having introduced the Little Man Computer at GCSE level I know that it is a difficult topic for students. With that in mind I have produced a much simplified model of LMC called the Little Robot Computer using vb.net. I have tested this with KS3-KS5 students and results are promising.

This resource include a working version of the Little Man Computer with a similar look to the Little Robot Computer. This can also be used a s a teaching resource.

**Update -27-5-17 - development done unless minor bugfixes

**Update -11-8-17 - added graphics for RAM and CPU

**Update -23-8-17 - added label support

solutions from many other LMC simulators now run

**Update -26-9-17 - added label support

added a textbox on big RAM to describe the pupose of the instruction and data

**Update -21-10-17 - added 4-core view on the LRC

**Update -22-10-20 - adjusted form size as not displaying on some screens v1.5.3

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