Functions and Parameters

Let's hope your program functions correctly. An informative and fun instructional activity teaches pupils about functions and parameters, both in the real world and in computer coding. A set of activities challenges them to apply their newfound knowledge to program a game in Minecraft.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use the challenge exercises as homework
Classroom Considerations

  • Sixth of nine parts in the Intro to CS with MakeCode series; learners should be familiar with the code blocks from previous lessons
  • A prior understanding of functions is helpful but is not a prerequisite
Pros

  • Provides a video with an overview of the lesson
  • Color coding helps distinguish between different types of commands
Cons

  • None