Cooking Code

In this activity, you’ll follow an algorithm to bake cupcakes, use patterning to decorate those cupcakes, change variables in an algorithm, and design an algorithm for others to follow to recreate cake-decorating patterns.

Did you know that a recipe is a type of an algorithm?  An algorithm is a set of instructions that can be followed to tell someone how to complete a task to get a specific result.  If it is done right, an algorithm is a formula for success.  If your great-grandparent passed down their recipe for falafel or enchilada casserole, you have access to their secrets for creating a delicious meal!

Grades 3-8
2 hrs
Computer ScienceCooking & Baking

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