This lesson contains 14 slides, with interactive quizzes, text slides and 3 videos.
Lesson duration is: 60 min
In this lesson students will learn about English mathematician Alan Turing, his life, and his contribution to modern day computing. They will learn how Turing’s system of computing works, and how this is still used in every electronic device to this day. They will also learn about Alan Turing’s status as a World War II hero, who was later convicted for being homosexual. They ask themselves what it means to be considered a ‘hero’.
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Items in this lesson
Slide 1 - Slide
What is a computer?
Slide 2 - Slide
Slide 3 - Video
What was Alan Turing’s work during the second world war?
He helped send secret messages to the British army.
He helped translate messages from German to English.
He helped decrypt coded messages from the German army.
Slide 4 - Quiz
What is rumoured about Alan Turing’s friendship with his classmate Christopher Morcom?
Christopher told Alan that he should pursue a career as a mathematician.