Lower Schoolers Coding

Murugi Njoroge

Third grade students practiced their algorithm writing skills by doing an unplugged coding activity. Each pair used arrow symbols to write an algorithm - a specific, ordered, set of steps - that would result in replicating one of six specific grid patterns. Pairs of students then exchanged algorithms and followed them exactly: if a pair wrote the instructions properly, then it would be possible to guess which grid pattern they had chosen; if they did not, then the other group would let them know where the bugs in their code were.

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