CSF1 – Unit 1 Problem Solving Process


Janeal Tyler, Computer Science Teacher

We are learning some basic computer science concepts and how to use the problem-solving process.  Students will know the 4 steps to the problem-solving process which will help them with future class projects.

Students are learning how to:

  • Explain how abstractions hide the underlying implementation details of computing systems embedded in everyday objects
  • Compare levels of abstraction and interactions between application software, system software, and hardware layers
  • Evaluate the tradeoffs in how data elements are organized and where data is stored.
  • Create prototypes that use algorithms to solve computational problems by leveraging prior student knowledge and personal interests
  • Use tools and methods for collaboration on a project to increase connectivity of people in different cultures and career fields

Students are learning about these things so that they can:

  • be successful in class and well informed on classroom expectations (Concept #1)
  • Set up my ClassCraft account to have fun and unlock privileges in class (Concept #2)
  • Understand how Schoology works to help me be successful in class (Concept #3)
  • Implement the Problem Solving Process in the challenges throughout class (Concept #4)

Students will know they are successful when they get a perfect score on the following assignments (Keep in mind they have unlimited redos):

  • PS – Question of the Day Discussion 10 pts Due 1/6
  • Classroom Rules and Procedures CFU 2 pts Due 1/6
  • ClassCraft CFU 2 pts Due 1/6
  • Schoology CFU 2 pts Due 1/6
  • Problem Solving Process CFU 2 pts Due 1/6
  • PS-Practice and Rehearse OPTIONAL 8 pts Due 1/13
  • PS-Extend and Apply 11 pts Due 1/13
  • PS-Make Sense of Learning 15 pts Due 1/13


The project for this unit is creating the tallest paper tower possible using ONLY paper.  If you would like to learn more or see pictures of past projects please read – “Problem Solving with Paper Towers


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