Lesson 3: Abstraction and Pattern Recognition

Pupils explore both abstraction and pattern recognition and look at how they can help us to solve problems using Scratch

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding what pattern recognition and abstraction mean

  • Knowing how to recognise patterns

  • Using past experiences to understand how to solve new problems

  • Understanding how to abstract key information

Lesson Plan

Understanding pattern recognition and abstraction
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Teacher Video: Abstraction and pattern recognition

Presentation: Abstraction and pattern recognition


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Cat Lamin,  
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