Option 3: Create an algorithm as a flow chart for an everyday activity or situation. Explain how you would incorporate it into your classroom or teacher professional development (activity ideas).
Below is an example of a morning school routine for a group of year 3’s. This activity could be completed at the beginning of the school year to introduce the class to morning rituals and a set procedure for each morning. This introduces them to building algorithms while also creating a structured positive learning environment. Students can either build these online using graphing software or in their books using their creativity to add exciting elements.
An example of the procedure is:
Arrive at school – Bag in locker – Drink bottle and books onto table – Sign in – Diary away – open maths book ready for class to begin