This lesson on “The purpose of the CPU” is suitable for GCSE Computer Science pupils. It includes an attractive dyslexia friendly PowerPoint presentation that includes differentiated lesson objectives, a video and lots of individual and group tasks and questions. It also includes 3 differentiated exam style questions along with a comprehensive 2-page teacher’s lesson plan including all the answers.
This lesson teaches pupils about:
• The relationship between hardware and software
• The fetch - decode - execute cycle
• Address busses and data busses
• The purpose and main functions of the CPU
Duration: 1 lesson
Please note: This lesson does not teach pupils about the Von Neumann architecture as that is covered in a separate lesson.
The purpose of the CPU
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