Peita Bates▸ Task 6: Algorithms & Programming

When we are looking at repetition/looping I use origami as an example. Students are split into teams. One is given a sheet similar to the one linked. The other is given the same instructions but with it broken down into individual steps or shown using 'repeat' statements. I don't tell them what they are making and the groups are shown each others instruction sheets as I am introducing the activity. I tell them there is a reward for the ones who finish first AND have produced a high quality item. The students with the longer looking instructions usually have a bit of a moan about how they have more to do etc.

After the activity has finished, we discuss how we can simplify and clean up the programming using loops etc.


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