Computational Thinking Computational Thinking is linked to problem solving and logic. Traditionally considered a skill in computer science, I have created a program to teach year 3-4 students Computational Thinking without technology.
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Students are motivated and excited to be participating in these activities. Using three pieces of paper and three pieces of tape, create the highest, or most stable structure. Students were challenged to create the most stable 3D shape they can with newspaper and tape. Following this we examined the properties of the most stable shapes. This was followed by designing structures with toothpicks and bluetac that support a book. This process creates problem solving scenarios that students work through in groups and addresses maths and personal development outcomes.
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