Lesson Plan

Functions and Top-Down Design

This Functions and Top-Down Design lesson plan also includes:

Let me break it down for you! Introduce your class to a way of breaking up a complicated task into its component pieces. Individuals draw a complex figure using JavaScript and then break it down to help determine the functions needed in order to efficiently create the drawing. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Provide a few symmetrical geometric designs and challenge the class to draw them using JavaScript
  • Use the top-down design process to describe an everyday task ,such as getting to school
Classroom Considerations
  • The lesson assumes the class members have completed the 3X3 square challenge
  • The sixth in a series of 10 resources
Pros
  • The lesson plan provides a list of objectives the pupils will be able to do by the end of the lesson
  • The lesson begins with a discussion about what efficiency means
Cons
  • The overview is the same as the overview in lesson five