What is an algorithm?

Yesterday in our ICT lesson, we started to learn about algorithms.

We learnt that they are a set of instructions you give to program a computer.

For our first lesson about algorithms, we didn’t program a computer or any other technology though… we programmed each other and Miss Carter!

Firstly, we gave Miss Carter a set of instructions to open the door, it went wrong a few times and we had to try again and give different instructions, it was so much fun!

Then, we worked in pairs to program our friends, giving them algorithms to get to different parts of the classroom. We had to tell them to move forwards, backwards, left, right, how many steps, which way to face and many other instructions.

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