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Unplugged - Computational Thinking

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    This lesson is computational thinking. Sometimes
    learning a new game can be tough, right? At
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    first it might seem really confusing and sometimes,
    there's no one there to teach you the rules,
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    so you have to figure it out on your own.
    The good news is that you can get better at
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    figuring things out on your own when you know
    a few thinking tricks. These tricks are unique
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    ways for looking at and solving problems.
    In this lesson, you'll learn about four tricks
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    and practice them with your friends to figure
    out the rules to a game. When you break down
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    a big problem into smaller pieces, you're
    using your brain to decompose the big problem.
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    Once we've decomposed the big problem into
    several smaller problems, we can go on to
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    our next trick, which is called pattern match.
    That's when we look for similarities between
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    things. Once I find the things that are the
    same, I can figure out what things are different.
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    When I remove those differences, that's called
    abstraction. After I have figured out the
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    steps to solving a problem, I can put those
    steps in a specific order called an algorithm
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    so that anyone can use my directions to solve
    that problem. We're going to use these four
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    steps to figure out how to play the game with
    no rules. By the end of the game, you'll be
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    able to play something that looks like this!
Unplugged - Computational Thinking
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