Vocabulary

Graph Paper

Drawing Algorithms

Jobs

Understanding It

a list of steps to finish a task

An algorithm

Using a quadrant graph, where would you be on a graph paper grid if you followed these commands:
1. Move Down 1 Square
2. Move 1 Square Right
3. Move Down 1 Square
4. Move 1 Square Left
5. Fill in Square with Color

A3

Draw the following Algorithm using Arrow Symbols:
1. Move 1 Square Right
2. Move Down 1 Square
3. Move 1 Square Left
4. Fill in Square with Color

See Slide

Fill in the blank:
One of your group members held this job. A _____________ is a type of computer that can perform commands.

Robot

What causes a bug in a program?

A programmer makes a mistake when they program an algorithm into the computer causing it to run incorrectly.

writing commands or actions as symbols

Coding

Using a quadrant graph, where would you be on a graph paper grid if you followed these commands:
1. Move 1 Square Right
2. Move Down 2 Squares
3. Move 2 Squares Right
4. Move Down 1 Square
5. Move 1 Square Right
6. Move Down 1 Square
7. Move 2 Squares Left
8. Fill in Square with Color

C5

Draw the following Algorithm using Arrow Symbols:
1. Move Down 1 Square
2. Move 2 Squares Right
3. Move Up 1 Square
4. Move 1 Square Left
5. Move Down 1 Square
6. Fill in Square with Color

See Slide

Fill in the blank:
One of your group members held this job. A _____________ is a a person who gives commands to a computer.

Programmer

What does it mean to, "run a program?"

It means to make it follow the algorithm or perform the task from beginning to end.

finding and fixing problems in code

debugging

Using a quadrant graph, where would you be on a graph paper grid if you followed these commands:
1. Move Down 2 Squares
2. Move 4 Squares Right
3. Move Up 2 Squares
4. Move 1 Square Left
5. Move Down 2 Squares
6. Move 2 Squares Right
7. Move Down 1 Square
8. Move 1 Square Right
9. Move Up 3 Squares
10. Move 2 Squares Left
11. Move Down 1 Square
12. Fill in Square with Color

E2

Draw the following Algorithm using Arrow Symbols:
1. Move 1 Square Right
2. Move Down 3 Squares
3. Move 1 Square Right
4. Move Up 1 Square
5. Move 2 Squares Left
6. Move 1 Square Right
7. Fill in Square with Color

See Image

Fill in the blank:
One of your group members did this job. A programmer sometimes has to __________________ a program that needs to be fixed.

debug

What do programmers use to program computers?

Code, Symbols, or Algorithms

an algorithm that has been coded into something that can be run by a machine

program

Using a quadrant graph, where would you be on a graph paper grid if you followed these commands:
1. Move 3 Squares Right
2. Move Down 1 Squares
3. Move 1 Square Left
4. Move Down 3 Squares
5. Move 2 Squares Right
6. Move Up 2 Squares
7. Move 3 Square Left
8. Move Up 2 Squares
10. Move 1 Squares Right
11. Move Down 4 Squares
12. Move Up 1 Square
13. Move 1 Square Left
14. Move 3 Squares Right
15. Move Up 2 Squares
16. Move Left 1 Square
17. Move Right 3 Squares
18. Fill in Square with Color

G2

Draw the following Algorithm using Arrow Symbols:
1. Move Down 2 Squares
2. Move 3 Squares Right
3. Move Up 1 Square
4. Move 2 Squares Left
5. Fill in Square with Color
6. Move Down 2 Squares
7. Move 2 Squares Right
8. Fill in Square with Color

See Slide

A programmer uses ________________ to communicate commands to a computer.

code

Why do programmers use codes and algorithms to write programs?

Because writing it out in words would take too long and might not be the same wording for every program.

what the Programmer will tell the computer or robot

command

Using a quadrant graph, where would you be on a graph paper grid if you followed these commands:
1. Move 1 Square Right
2. Move 1 Square Left
3. Move 1 Square Right
4. Move Down 3 Squares
5. Move Up 2 Squares
6. Move 1 Square Left
7. Move 2 Squares Right
8. Move Up 1 Square
10. Move 1 Square Left
11. Move Down 4 Squares
12. Move Up 1 Square
13. Move 1 Square Right
14. Move 2 Squares Left
15. Move Up 3 Squares
16. Move Right 2 Squares
17. Move Down 3 Squares
18. Move 2 Squares Left
19. Move Up 1 Square
20. Fill in Square with Color

C4

Draw the following Algorithm using Arrow Symbols:
1. Move Down 2 Squares
2. Fill in Square with Color
3. Move 2 Squares Right
4. Move Up 1 Square
5. Move Down 1 Square
6. Move 1 Square Left
7. Fill in Square with Color
8. Move 2 Squares Right
9. Move 2 Squares Left
10. Fill in Square with Color
11. Move Up 2 Squares
12. Move 1 Square Left
13. Move Down 1 Square
14. Move 1 Square Right
15. Fill in Square with Color

See Slide

Programmers write _________________ or a list of steps so that a computer can finish a task.

algorithms

Why it is difficult to transform real problems into programs?

Computers only understand certain commands in code.

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