Lesson

Do you know what type of activities are able to be described using an algorithm?

Choose all the tasks below that can be completed by following an algorithm.

A

Falling asleep

B

Falling in love

C

Cooking a meal from a recipe book

D

Building a toy out of lego

Worked Solution

Idea summary

We can follow an algorithm to complete tasks step by step.

This video shows how flow charts can be used to represent algorithms, and also introduces the idea of branching.

Follow the algorithm below:

Start with the number 8.

If it is even, add 7 then double it.

If it is odd, double it then add 7.

Worked Solution

Idea summary

A branch is when the next step depends on an answer, or condition.

Follow a mathematical algorithm involving branching and repetition (iteration)