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WEEK 7 COMPUTATIONAL THINKING

Your name: DeJuan Jones

Your classroom (Provide a brief description of your classroom/grade/subject/specialization, etc):

I have a third grade classroom where I teach all of the subjects. In addition, we have a computer class
that meets once a week.

Based on the definitions provided by this week and last week’s articles, along with the
examples on p. 52 of this week’s article, complete the chart below to provide specific
examples of how you would encourage CT and problem solving in your classroom.

CT Principle How you would define it How would it manifest in your


(in your own words) class

Assembling together information In math, we could collect data


Data Collection for something. on what on dice rolls for
statistics.
Looking critically into the Using the data from the dice
Data Analysis information to find a solution. rolls, we would analyze the
probability of what number the
dice will show.
Different ways to illustrate This date can be displayed
Data Representation information. through text, bar graph, pie
graphs, and various other forms.
Breaking a big task into smaller, In language arts, breaking a 5-
Problem Decomposition more manageable tasks. page paper into each individual
paragraph.
Taking smaller pieces to In social studies, dividing World
Abstraction produce the big picture. War II into each individual battle.

A way to do something coupled In math, putting a problem into a


Algorithms and Procedures with the steps to achieve the formula.
goal.
Technology that performs After learning the multiplication
Automation without human assistance. chart, my students will be able to
look at a problem like 7x4 and
give me the correct answer
swiftly.
Completing multiple similar tasks In science, have an experiment
Parallelization simultaneously. that tests two similar things but
change a variable to determine
the change.
Copying or imitating something. In Language Arts, reading a play
Simulation then acting it out to have a
strong visual representation.