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Pizza party modelling

This set of five lessons introduces pupils to data modelling using spreadsheets through the theme of a class pizza party. Pupils will develop their computational thinking skills of abstraction, decomposition, algorithms and evaluation and combine different types of software to present their work. These sessions support the KS2 curriculum for computing in a variety of areas;

-using technology safely, respectfully and responsibly;

-using logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms wok and to detect and correct errors in algorithms;

-select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information.

-use search technologies effectively, and be discerning in evaluating digital content.

You will need access to spreadsheet software for this unit and also basic photography equipment and the space and equipment to make and cook pizzas. These lessons are best taught as part of a five week unit of work.

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