11-13 yrs old
14-18 yrs old
Art and Design
This lesson was designed by Victor Rajewski, Footscray High School. It extends on the beginner Wall Follower Algorithm lesson to code maze solutions.
April 27, 2021
Wall Follower Algorithm
Wall Follower Algorithm lesson by Philip Golden is to create simple wall follower algorithm using code which is then tested with the agent.
How do we follow, describe and represent a sequence of steps and decisions (algorithms) needed to solve simple problems?
Phase 1: Rectangular Room
Phase 2: Maze
Phase 3: General Maze solving
Students can: • Break down a problem into a sequence of steps • Use algorithms as a sequence of steps • Use loops for repeating instructions • Use branching (if/else)
These lessons provide opportunity for humanities/literature cross-curricular links, by providing a narrative for the maze challenges, questioning why humans like mazes and puzzles, linking to young adult literature e.g. Maze Runner.
Digital Technologies • Specification, algorithms and development • Creating digital solutions
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