Algorithms using Peanut Butter & Jam Sandwiches

Below is the information for the morning Algorithms activity:

For this 10 minute introduction activity, you should:

  • Join Breakout Room #3 to be with others doing this activity first.

  • Try and write up the explicit steps that would be needed to tell a computer how to make a peanut butter and jam sandwich.

  • Discuss the steps with some others in the breakout room.

  • Watch the embedded video.

  • Think about how you could use this in a classroom:

    • Could it be a good activity to spark discussion with students?

    • Could it be a good introductory activity for students?

  • What are the connections that you see to coding and computer science?

  • How could you adapt it and what could make it better? What are the drawbacks/issues with an activity like this?

  • Use the Breakout Room to discuss this activity with your peers.