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This activity provides a mathematical problem that is solved in a simple way. It relates to the way algorithms are used in search engines and links to problem solving in maths. The context is that of Santa trying to find his socks in one of 1024 boxes, which a...
The video explains the purpose of the activity which is to help students understand the principles behind coding. This is an unplugged activity meaning that students understand the computing principles without the use of a computer. By programming one another to draw pictures, students begin to understand what...
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...
The video explains the purpose of the task which is to understand the concept of computational thinking. This is an unplugged activity which means that students explore the concept without the use of a computer.
In this activity, students attempt to understand the four steps of computational thinking....
In this video, a software engineer working on warehouse operations at Ocado, talks about his role.
He then explains functions - how they are used to abstract blocks of code that will be reused.
Real-life comparisons, such as walking across the classroom, are made - these help children to understand...
In this video, a product owner at Ocado describes her role and how she uses data to plan efficient delivery routes.
She also describes how Repeat Until and Repeat While commands can be used to make programs repeat an unknown number of times.
In this video, two senior software engineers at Ocado explain how top-secret algorithms help in automated warehouses.
They also describe IF statements, and how important they are in all computer programs. They compare their use to examples in the real world.
A software engineer at Ocado explains her role and how it links to the Rapid Router system. She also explains if-else statements for making choices, and links them to real-life decision making such as crossing the road.
The video can help children begin to understand careers in software engineering.
In this video, a team leader at Ocado technology explains his role managing a programming team.
He also explains variables, and how they are used in programs. He uses examples in the real-world, linked to variables in the Rapid Router software, to explain how variables are used in control technology.