Algorithm

My Definition

Key Characteristics

The following are true of an algorithm:

- It is a series of steps or a step-by-step routine.
- It is often used for computing or calculating.
- It can be represented with numbers, symbols, pictures, models, or words.

Example

Non-example

The strategy of guessing-and-checking a solution means an algorithm is not being used.

Video Transcript (PDF)

TEKS: 2(4)(B), 2(4)(C), 3(4)(G), 4(4)(A), 4(4)(D), 4(4)(F), 5(3)(B), 5(3)(C), 5(3)(G),

6(3)(C)