U4 Day 14: PD Discussion Topic
What are some real life scenarios that demonstrate the concept of variables well?
A real life application could be on an interactive form where the user is indicating the number of an item that is to be purchased or added to a ‘cart’.
How might real life scenarios help students better understand how variables work?
They will be able to realize why this function is relevant and worth knowing how to use .
There are numerous real life scenarios. This is something my students have already “practiced” the first semester with problem solving. Purchasing items, sorting items, using a linear or binary algorithm.
You could use the students’ excitement about games. Talk about variables used to keep score in games, for example.
I like some of the ideas for teaching student’s about variables. Some scenarios are variables to state how many items are to be purchased.