Chinle High School

Exploring Computer Science

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Class Units

Unit 2 Problem Solving

Unit 2:Problem Solving Unit Overview
Instructional Day Topic
1-2 Introduce data collection and problem solving.
3 Introduce the four steps of the problem solving process.
4-6 Apply the problem solving process. Use different strategies to plan and carry out the plan to solve several problems.
7-9 Reinforce the four steps of the problems solving process.
10-12 Count in the binary number system. Convert between binary and decimal numbers in the context of topics that are important to computer science.
13-14 Introduce the linear and binary search algorithms.
15-16 Explore sorted and unsorted lists and various sorting algorithms.
17 Introduce minimal spanning trees and how graphs can be used to help solve problems.
18-21 Final projects and presentations