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Patrons learn what an "algorithm" is by playing a game on paper to "program" a character to find fruit using arrows

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Add a Tech Twist Optional: Try using this as an introduction to coding on a computer, then have your patrons play "Kodable" on Hour of Code
Hints for uses in your library You can pair patrons up to do this activity, or do it all together for smaller groups
Related Links Khan Academy: Algorithms
What is an Algorithm and Why Should You Care? Video
Originating Source Hour of Code
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Kids Get Coding: Algorithms and Bugs by Heather Lyons, Elizabeth Tweedale, & Alex Westgate
Understanding Coding By Building Algorithms by Patricia Harris
How to Solve a 2x2 Rubik's Cube: A Solution Guide for Kids! By Ciel Lefevre

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Patrons learn what an "algorithm" is by playing a game on paper to "program" a character to find fruit using arrows