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New Jersey 6-8 Computer Science Standards Mapping


Intro to Programming with Karel and micro:bit

25 Standards in this Framework 11 Standards Mapped 44% Mapped to Course

Standard Lessons
8.1.8.AP.1 Design and illustrate algorithms that solve complex problems using flowcharts and/or pseudocode.
  1. 2.3 Comments & Pseudocode
  2. 2.4 Variables
  3. 3.4 Top Down Design and Decomposition in Karel
  4. 9.1 Karel Challenges
8.1.8.AP.2 Create clearly named variables that represent different data types and perform operations on their values.
  1. 2.4 Variables
  2. 7.3 Operators
8.1.8.AP.3 Design and iteratively develop programs that combine control structures, including nested loops and compound conditionals.
  1. 7.1 For Loops
  2. 7.2 While Loops
  3. 7.3 Operators
  4. 7.4 If/Else Statements
  5. 8.1 Control Structures Example
  6. 8.2 More Karel Examples and Testing
  7. 9.1 Karel Challenges
  8. 10.1 micro:bit Challenges
8.1.8.AP.4 Decompose problems and sub-problems into parts to facilitate the design, implementation, and review of programs.
  1. 2.3 Comments & Pseudocode
  2. 3.4 Top Down Design and Decomposition in Karel
  3. 7.5 Functions
  4. 9.1 Karel Challenges
8.1.8.AP.5 Create procedures with parameters to organize code and make it easier to reuse.
  1. 7.5 Functions
8.1.8.AP.6 Refine a solution that meets users’ needs by incorporating feedback from team members and users.
  1. 10.4 Final Project
8.1.8.AP.7 Design programs, incorporating existing code, media, and libraries, and give attribution
8.1.8.AP.8 Systematically test and refine programs using a range of test cases and users.
  1. 5.2 If/Else Statements
  2. 6.1 While Loops in Karel
  3. 6.2 More Practice with While Loops
  4. 7.2 While Loops
  5. 7.4 If/Else Statements
  6. 8.1 Control Structures Example
  7. 8.2 More Karel Examples and Testing
  8. 9.1 Karel Challenges
  9. 10.1 micro:bit Challenges
8.1.8.AP.9 Document programs in order to make them easier to follow, test, and debug.
  1. 2.3 Comments & Pseudocode
  2. 4.1 Commenting Your Code
  3. 8.3 How to Indent Your Code
8.1.8.CS.1 Recommend improvements to computing devices in order to improve the ways users interact with the devices.
  1. 10.4 Final Project
8.1.8.CS.2 Design a system that combines hardware and software components to process data.
  1. 7.2 While Loops
  2. 7.4 If/Else Statements
  3. 7.5 Functions
8.1.8.CS.3 Justify design decisions and explain potential system trade-offs.
8.1.8.CS.4 Systematically apply troubleshooting strategies to identify and resolve hardware and software problems in computing systems.
8.1.8.DA.1 Organize and transform data collected using computational tools to make it usable for a specific purpose.
  1. 10.3 Follow a step-by-step project
8.1.8.DA.2 Explain the difference between how the computer stores data as bits and how the data is displayed.
8.1.8.DA.3 Identify the appropriate tool to access data based on its file format.
8.1.8.DA.4 Transform data to remove errors and improve the accuracy of the data for analysis.
8.1.8.DA.5 Test, analyze, and refine computational models
8.1.8.DA.6 Analyze climate change computational models and propose refinements.
8.1.8.IC.1 Compare the trade-offs associated with computing technologies that affect individual’s everyday activities and career options.
8.1.8.IC.2 Describe issues of bias and accessibility in the design of existing technologies.
8.1.8.NI.1 Model how information is broken down into smaller pieces, transmitted as addressed packets through multiple devices over networks and the Internet, and reassembled at the destination.
8.1.8.NI.2 Model the role of protocols in transmitting data across networks and the Internet and how they enable secure and errorless communication.
8.1.8.NI.3 Explain how network security depends on a combination of hardware, software, and practices that control access to data and systems.
8.1.8.NI.4 Explain how new security measures have been created in response to key malware events.