Year of Publication


Paper Type

Master's Thesis


College of Education and Human Services

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



First Advisor

Dr. Royal Van Horn

Second Advisor

Dr. Paul Eggen

Third Advisor

Dr. James Mittelstadt


This curriculum project provides instructional activities and materials to be used in teaching decomposition and flowcharting skills to students in grades 5-7. It is indicated and supported by research that the use of a variety of activities geared toward problem solving are of great value to students who will make use of decomposition and flowcharting. This project is specifically designed for teachers in grades 5-7 who wish to prepare their students for programming activities on the microcomputer. The criteria for selection of activities and materials are included. This project includes activities categorized under one of the following headings: sequencing activities, selecting information activities, flowcharting activities, and working with computer activities. Finally, the materials and activities used in this project are listed by source so that teachers might find other references that could be helpful in teaching decomposition and flowcharting to students in grades 5-7.

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