- a step-by-step process that can be followed
Here are a few activities that will help you to better understand what an algorithm is and what it isn’t.
- Think about the things you do every day like brushing your teeth, making a sandwich, washing the dishes, going to a friend’s house, or getting your hair done.
- Now map out the exact steps to accomplish your goal. Put the steps in order and make sure that anyone can follow the steps. The algorithm needs to be “followable,” remember.
- If possible, give the algorithm to a friend and ask them to follow it step-by-step. Did they have any troubles following your steps?