Fetch-decode-execute-plot

This is an unplugged resource to simulate the fetch-decode-execute cycle in a processor. It is a frantic starter activity aimed at students aged 17-18. The teacher acts as the computer memory, passing out instructions to the students. The students take on three different roles, fetcher, decoder and executer.  At the end of the session the students will have worked together to plot an image onto their group’s worksheet.

Marco Tranchino is the author of the resource.

 

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