Data Types KS3 Resources

KS3 Computer Science: Data Types

This module contains:

  • An editable PowerPoint lesson presentation
  • Editable revision handouts
  • A glossary which covers the key terminologies of the module
  • Topic mindmaps for visualising the key concepts
  • Printable flashcards to help students engage active recall
  • A quiz with answer key to test knowledge and understanding of the module
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Data Types

The representation of real-time components of a problem into variables allows us to represent the problem in such a way that it can be solved by a computer program.  
Here is a simple mathematical problem. A plumber earns $20 per hour. In addition to that, he earns a bonus of $50 for each job he completes. In a week, if he works for 22 hours and earns $740 including a bonus, how many jobs does he complete in that week?
Can you represent this problem in terms of variables?

This KS3 Computer Science module introduces data types to your students, explaining:

  • Significance of variables and constants in programming
  • Different data types
  • Static typing vs. dynamic typing
  • Sequence of thinking process of a programmer
  • Input and output statements in Python programming language

More Programming Modules

Data Types is one lesson in our Programming module. The other theory lessons can be found below: