In the first episode of Microsoft DreamSpace ByteSize, Michael and Niamh introduce you and your class to the idea of solving problems like computer scientists and coders.
They use four key skills when solving problems and this episode is focusing on the first one - decomposition This means breaking problems down into easier steps.
We are going to be practicing this skill by introducing you to origami, the Japanese art of paper folding.
Learn how to fold your very own paper dog, but not before we break the problem down into its key steps and put our instructions into the correct order or sequence.
During the review, they reflect on how we could have improved our dogs and what to do if we encounter an error in our sequenced instructions.
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Check out the curriculum links for this episode below:
Curriculum Area: Visual Arts
Strand Unit: Making constructions, Looking and responding
Curriculum Area: Mathematics
Strand: Shape and space
Strand Unit: 2-D shapes, Angles
Curriculum Area: Primary Language
Strand: Oral Language
Element: Communicating, Understanding, Exploring and using
Element: Exploring and using