# Recite steps for algorithmic thinking | Students Compute like Computers to Solve Real Problems (Part 7 or 7) | K-2

### Student Objective

Students will be able to:

1. Recite the steps needed to procedurally analyze and interpret data representing an event.

2. Explain the steps they take to identify challenges described by data.

### Instructions

This is the final step for the Parts 1-6 Activities for ” Students Compute like Computers to Solve Real Problems.”

**Step 1: Review the steps students have taken at the beginning of this activity**

- Find the data representing an event to analyze (or collect data on an event)
- Organize the data into numerical data
- Put the organized data into a graph to see it easily
- Compare values within your data to find problems
- Brainstorm solutions to solve the problem
- Test your brainstormed solutions

**Step 2: Have students reflect and discuss what they did at each stage**

- Make sure that students have access to a digital or physical anchor chart with the steps laid of “Computing like a Computer”
- Do a think-pair-share for each individual step asking the following question:
- What did you do in this step?

**Step 3: Model for students how to organize steps in a process using google slides**

- Use google slides (google slide #11) and create a ranking activity, where students drag and drop the steps in the computational process to organize them (in pairs or individually).
- Duplicate the slides until you hit the number of slides you need to meet the number of students or pairs within your classroom.
- Assign individual students or pairs to specific slide numbers (you can add their names if needed, probably a good idea for 1st graders)
- Model with a think aloud for students how to use google slides, how to drag and drop, and clarify your expectations for your final result

**Step 4: Have students practice an example ranking activity after your model**

- Create a duplicate of slide (google slide #11) and change the items to rank to other things for practice

**Step 5: Have students actually rank the computational process using google slides**

- Have students complete the ranking activity

**Step 6: Stamp the Process for Students and End Activity**

- This concludes all the steps that computers take to identify and solve problems by looking at data from an event!