ERIC Number: ED264576
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Language of Flowcharting. Feature Project.
Young, Gay L.; Robicheaux, Laura
Live Wire, v2 n3 p7-10 Dec 1985
The teaching activity presented in this paper focuses on giving students in grades four through seven a headstart on future computer classes, and provides a practical way for students to use language and logic. The paper presents a step-by-step lesson in flowcharting, including discussions of the special purposes for various shapes in a chart, such as rectangles for directions to follow, circles for starting and stopping, and diamonds for yes or no decisions. It then presents the steps for a specific task, from which students working in small groups can construct the appropriate flowchart, and an empty diagram, into which students can insert the appropriate steps. (HTH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.