Digital Technologies / Year 9 and 10 / Processes and production skills / Generating and designing

Curriculum content descriptions

design algorithms involving logical operators and represent them as flowcharts and pseudocode (AC9TDI10P05)

Elaborations
  • designing an algorithm or modifying an existing algorithm to fix, extend or improve it, for example fixing a bug in an algorithm to detect if 2 shapes intersect when the shapes just touch or extending the algorithm to support a new shape
  • describing algorithms using flowcharts or other appropriate diagram types, for example a decision tree for classifying an animal based on physical characteristics
  • describing algorithms precisely and succinctly using pseudocode, for example short, unambiguous statements such as IF length of word is greater than 4 AND first letter is a vowel
  • using Boolean operations (that is, AND, OR and NOT) to express complex conditions in control structures, for example IF [the temperature is above 30 degrees AND people are inside the building] THEN open the windows
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and Creative Thinking
ScOT terms

Algorithms,  Pseudocode,  Decision making,  Flow charts

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Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies key concepts mapping - Years 9 and 10

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Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies Years 9-10 Sample Assessment Task: Digital Systems - Activity Guide

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Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies: years 9-10

This PDF provides a line of sight from content descriptions to achievement standards in the Digital Technologies subject in the Australian Curriculum.

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