Micro Challenge #10 – Refreshing your programming vocabulary

27 April 2020 - 2 minute read

Welcome to the tenth of Altitude Foundation’s #MicroChallenges2020

Today we’re refreshing our understanding of some key programming terms – and using them to create a programme.

What’s a Micro Challenge?

These challenges are short activities to help you develop, revise or refresh your coding skills, posted every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Micro Challenge #10

This week, our focus is on concepts in programming. 

Vocabulary Pseudocode:

  • Today’s challenge includes a vocabulary refresher. Can you find the definitions for: Selection; Else then; Boolean? [Hint: BBC Bitesize is a great place to look for these]
    • Once you’ve done that, can you create a pseudocode sequence which:
      • Uses one or more of these techniques?
      • Outputs the definitions of the concepts? 
  • Advanced activity: Can you make vocab a quiz – matching concepts to their definitions?

Review it

Once you’ve completed the challenge, review it:

  • Look at the definition. Could you explain the concept in your own words so that you could teach them to someone else in your household?
  • Why might it be important to be familiar with these words? How does it help you programme? [hint: think about working collaboratively] 


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