Lesson 4: Making maps

By creating a simplified view of part of the school, children develop their understanding of abstraction

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding what abstraction is

  • Explaining what abstraction is

  • Giving an example of when abstraction might be useful

Lesson Plan

Algorithms and abstraction in map making
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Teacher Video: Making maps

Presentation: Making maps

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Siobhan Morgan,  
Computing specialist
Head of Computing at Exeter Junior School, Siobhan Morgan has nine years of computing teaching experience as well as experience from her role of ‘Subject Genius for Computing’ on TES. Siobhán enjoys spending time with her family and searching for the Gruffalo…
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