Year 8 – Lesson 5 – Round and round

Curriculum KS3 Unit Lesson

In the first part of this lesson, learners will be introduced to counting. Counters are important, as they are the simplest example of variables that are used to compute results iteratively, with each new value accumulated over the previous ones.

In the second part of the lesson, learners will apply the skills and knowledge that they have developed to create a times tables practice game. It is an example that naturally combines iteration and selection, while also being useful.

Learning objectives

  • Use iteration (while loops) to control the flow of program execution
  • Use variables as counters in iterative programs

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  • Homework