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Algorithms Exploration

This resource from OCR consists of several hands-on activities to investigate sorting algorithms and to compare complexities. There are also activities to consolidate understanding of Big O notation. A teacher pack and student activity sheet is included, along with sample python programs  supporting the activity...
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Thinking concurrently

This set of  activities from OCR illustrate the concept of concurrency in algorithm development. A teacher pack and learning activity packs are provided. Activities move from the familiar, division of labour when washing up, to the less familiar topic of writing programs using threading in Python. Routing...
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Thinking logically

Within this resource from OCR students use their logical problem-solving skills to develop a cash register that will calculate required change. The task develops students’ logical thinking skills.They will also investigate Bayes’ theorem to calculate probabilities and learn the logic behind Sudoku puzzles. Within...
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Problem solving and programming checkpoints

Students enjoy the challenge of developing adventure games. This resource from OCR, with supporting teacher guide and student activity sheet can be used to practise computational thinking skills and algorithm development. This is also an ideal opportunity to utilise paired programming as a technique. #Problem...
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Thinking abstractly

This resource from OCR provides teachers with a summary of A level coverage and common misconceptions. There are also a sequence of activities to allow students to develop their skills in applying abstraction. These include use of Venn diagram to consider object properties, a binary representation of an image and...
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Code: the hidden language of computer hardware and software

 What do flashlights, the British invasion, black cats, and seesaws have to do with computers? In CODE, they show us the ingenious ways we manipulate language and invent new means of communicating with each other. And through CODE, we see how this ingenuity and our very human compulsion to communicate have driven...
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Girls who code: learn to code and change the world

 Since 2012, the organization Girls Who Code has been leading the charge to get girls interested in technology and coding. Now its founder, Reshma Saujani, wants to inspire you to be a girl who codes! Bursting with dynamic artwork, down-to-earth explanations of coding principles, and real-life stories of...
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2017

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Girl code: gaming, going viral and getting it done

 Perfect for aspiring coders everywhere, Girl Code is the story of two teenage tech phenoms who met at Girls Who Code summer camp, teamed up to create a viral video game, and ended up becoming world famous. The book also includes bonus content to help you start coding!Fans of funny and inspiring books like Maya...
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Engineering Careers: Cammel Laird

Here are 5 videos of people who work at Cammell Laird, the shipyard responsible for the building of the RRS Sir David Attenborough.  They range from early career apprentices to those who have worked their way up the ladder to be Principal Engineer.  You can hear about their inspirations,...
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PA Raspberry Pi Challenge

The competition challenges participants to use a Raspberry Pi to drive innovation in a particular theme.PA Raspberry Pi Challenge
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