Cambridge Connect will be useful to teachers to teach Algorithms when teaching the subject Coding and Robotics during the Foundation Phase.
Fundamental programming principles and constructs in Foundation Phase are introduced for Grade R learners through physical coding activities, which progress from Grade 1 to digital platforms (ScratchJr) that are easy to learn and fun for learners to engage.
The programming platforms introduce learners to critical computational skills and concepts:
- Identifying and analysing solutions for specific fundamental problems
- Converting simple algorithms to block-based code.
What is ScratchJr?
- ScratchJr is a visual programming language designed to introduce programming skills to children aged 5–7 years.
- The app is considered an introductory programming language. It is available as a free app for iOS, Android and Chromebook.
With ScratchJr, children aged 5–7 years can program their own interactive stories and games. In the process, they learn to solve problems, design projects and express themselves creatively on the computer. Download the Cambridge Connect Coding and Robotics brochure here.