Decomposition

Lesson Instructions

Watch and follow the YouTube video, the lesson contains three parts:

  1. Key Information and content - all you need to do here is watch and listen. We recommend you take some notes for this one!

  2. Learning activity - You are to complete an activity that requires you to decompose a game and identify the component parts.

  3. Consolidation - these are past exam question and are for deliberate practice to check your understanding.

Task - Decomposition Activity

Decomposition Activity

Task - Exam Questions - Deliberate Practice

Exam Questions - Web

Mark Scheme

Question 1 (a)

  • Breaking a problem down into smaller components parts

NOTE: answer needs to have bold parts of the above, or similar wording.

Question 1 (b)

2 from:

  • Makes problems easier to solve

  • People can work on different parts of a much larger problem...

  • ...this reduces the time it takes for software to be created as it can happen simultaneously

  • Encourages modular program development, meaning component parts can be reused in other programs / other parts of the same program.

Question 1 (c)

Input

  • Number of hours and minutes

Output

  • Number of minutes