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Solving problems with flowcharts

What do I need to Learn?

I need to learn how to Identify flowchart symbols and understand how they are used to describe systems
I need to learn how to break down problems and processes into distinct steps.
I need to learn how to develop a control flowchart solution for a simple problem

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Task 1 - Getting Organised Click to see more

  • We are going to save all of our work for this topic into a PowerPoint, that will have a menu like our spreadsheet user interface.

  • To download the PowerPoint by clicking on the image below


  • Can you add a hyperlink to the lesson 1 button on the menu page?


  • Task 2 - Flowchart Symbols Click to see more

    Using flowcharts to create Algorithms

    Computers follow instructions or sequences programmed into them.

    A flowchart can be used to help design a sequence or Algorithm. Actions can be ordered, reordered or removed if no longer necessary.

  • Compare these symbols with the ones we will be using in the flowchart program flowol
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    Make sure you memorise these symbols as they will be part of the assessment. You could screenshot them into your PowerPoint.


    Task 3 - Zebra Crossings Click to see more

    Solving Problems using Algorithms

    Sequencing an Algorithm

    There are several aspects of control Algorithms but all of them involve controlling computers and creating sequences of instructions for the computer to follow.

    Control technology is used to:

    • operate systems, eg traffic lights
    • control actions, eg a robot's movement
    • create video games
    • control manufacturing devices, eg laser cutters

    Read the instructions in the worksheet below and then complete it by downloading a copy to your computer.


  • Add a screenshot of your completed worksheet into your PowerPointk?


  • Task 4 - Using Flowol Click to see more


    Getting to know Flowol

    Read through the slides below and follow the instructions to create a Zebra crossing flow diagram using Flowol.


  • Add a screenshot of your completed zebra crossing into your PowerPoint


  • Task 5 - Reviewing it all Click to see more


    Summing it all up

    Lets look at the learning outcomes and decide which one best describes our current level of understanding :

    Tick the one you feel is closest to your level

    Learning Outcomes I need to learn how to Identify flowchart symbols and understand how they are used to describe systems

    • I have a basic understanding of how I can Identify flowchart symbols and understand how they are used to describe systems with a little help from my teacher
    • I can show my teacher that I can Identify flowchart symbols and understand how they are used to describe systems without their help.
    • I can Identify flowchart symbols and understand how they are used to describe systems independently and I can also explain it to others and can complete any extension tasks I am given.

    🠜 Now update your learning objectivesClick on the Assessment image


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