Algorithms

The video explains the purpose of the activity which is to understand that different algorithms will produce the same results, but some methods are more efficient than others.This is an unplugged activity which means that the computing principles are understood without the use of a computer. Students use tangram shapes and graph paper to complete the task, the purpose of which is to understand the importance of making each instruction clear and unambiguous. Students then explore the number of ways it is possible to fold paper into a rectangle, noting how some methods can take more or fewer folds than others.

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