Computational Thinking is being adopted through curriculum the world over as an essential thinking and problem solving strategy every student should know to survive in the 21st century workforce.
Don't let the name scare you though, computational thinking is an incredibly simple concept which doesn't even require a computer. Students aged 5 and up can apply it, and you have probably been using parts of it for decades without actually knowing.
It is a four step thinking process that can be applied to any problem, challenge or task. The four steps are decomposition, pattern recognition, abstraction and algorithmic design. Be sure to watch the video below for a detailed explanation each of the four elements and how they work together.
When you are ready to give computational thinking a go be sure to download our FREE COMPUTATIONAL THINKING GRAPHIC ORGANIZER which briefly explains the purpose, order of operations and context of Computational Thinking
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