ERIC Number: ED056535
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Oct-29
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Project Solo; Newsletter Number Nineteen.
Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Project Solo.
A module designed to teach ninth grade students how to write simple machine language programs is offered in this newsletter of the University of Pittsburgh's Project Solo. The first few pages of the newsletter present a rationale for having ninth grade students learn programming, and some programs which were written by such students are presented. The relationship between machine language and a high-level language such as BASIC is then discussed. A general overview of the principle components of a digital computer and their relationships is presented, together with a discussion of the basic operation and use of a computer. These principles are then applied to a program, MICROCOMPUTER, which simulates a small computer. Instruction and data words are discussed, various instructions of the accumulator are described, and the functions of the control unit are provided. A sample program including a flow chart and procedures for signing onto and using MICROCOMPUTER are also included. (SH)
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Project Solo.