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CLASSIFICATION OF COMPUTER BASED ON THE PURPOSE THEY ARE DESIGNED FOR

TITLE: NOTE OF LESSON ON COMPUTER STUDIES/ INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

SUBJECT: COMPUTER STUDIES

THEME: BASIC COMPUTER OPERATION AND CONCEPT

TERM: FIRST TERM

WEEK: WEEK 7

DATE:

CLASS: PRIMARY 5

AGE OF STUDENTS:

CLASS COMPOSITION: Slow and fast learners.

PERIOD:

DURATION: 45 MINUTES

TOPIC: CLASSIFICATION OF COMPUTER BY PURPOSE

Sub –Topics:

ENABLE OBJECTIVES

At the end of this Module, Pupils should be able to:

  • Mention the classification of computer by purpose.
  • Identify special and general purpose computer.

TEACHING AND LEARNING MATERIALS

  • Analog computer: thermometer, scale machine, blood pressure measuring machine, car speedometer.
  • Digital computers: calculator, digital wrist watch
  • Hybrid Computers: fuel pumping machine pictures, pictures/charts of mainframe, mini, micro, first, second, third, fourth and fifth generation computers.
  • projector
  • Explanatory posters/pictures
  • Explanatory Video

TEACHING AND LEARNING METHOD

  • Explanation
  • Discussion
  • Questions and Answers

REFERENCE MATERIALS

  • Universal Basic Education Curriculum.
  • NERDC Basic Education Curriculum for primary schools.
  • Lagos State Scheme of work
  • Unified Schemes of Work Primary Schools for Computer Studies (MIDDLE BASIC)
  • Internet Materials.
  • Edudelight Computer Studies for Primary Schools.

ENTRY BEHAVIOUR/ PREVIOUS LESSON: The students are familiar with classification of computer based on generation.

WORD FILE: specific, instructions, efficiency.             

                                        CONTENT

CLASSIFICATION OF COMPUTER BASED ON THE PURPOSE THEY ARE DESIGNED FOR

Computer are classified into

  1. General purpose computer:  these computers are design to perform a range of tasks. They have the ability to store numerous programs but they lack speed and efficiency.
  2. Specific purpose: they are design to handle a specific problem or to perform a specific task. A set of instructions is built into the machine to perform the specific task.

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PRESENTATION

  • The Teacher revises the previous lesson (CLASSIFICATION OF COMPUTER BASED ON GENERATION).
  • The Teacher introduces the topic: CLASSIFICATION OF COMPUTER BY PURPOSE.
  • She/he explains different computer by purpose.
  • Teacher leads pupils to mention the differences between special and general purpose computer.
  • . STUDENT ACTIVITIES: student were ask to to mention the differences between special and general purpose computer.

EVALUATIVE ACTIVITIES

  •  Mention the differences between special and general purpose computer.

CONCLUSION: the teacher sum up the lesson.

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