Classification of Computer by Purpose Primary 5 (Basic 5) – Computer Studies

 

COMPUTER STUDIES

BASIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

FIRST TERM

WEEK 7

PRIMARY 5

THEME – BASIC COMPUTER OPERATION

PREVIOUS LESSON – Classification of Computer by Generation Primary 5 (Basic 5) – Computer Studies

 

TOPIC: CLASSIFICATION OF COMPUTER BY PURPOSE 

 

LEARNING AREA

1. Introductory Activities

2. Classification of Computer by Purpose

3. Lesson Evaluation and Weekly Assessment (Test)

 

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

By the end of the lesson, most of the pupils should have attained the following objectives –

1. Mention the classification by purpose.

2. Identify special and general purpose of each computer.

 

ENTRY BEHAVIOUR

The pupils can understand that computer accept, process and produces data.

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of chart shows computers by purpose.

 

METHOD OF TEACHING

Choose a suitable and appropriate methods for the lessons.

Note – Irrespective of choosing methods of teaching, always introduce an activities that will arouse pupil’s interest or lead them to the lessons. 

 

REFERENCE MATERIALS

Scheme of Work

9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum

Course Book

All Relevant Material

Online Information

 

CONTENT OF THE LESSON 

LESSON 1 – INTRODUCTION 

Computer are also classified according to purpose, the following types of computers can be identified as follows –

1. Supercomputer

2. Mainframe computer

3. Mini computers

4. Micro computer

5. Embedded computer

 

1. SUPERCOMPUTERS 

Supercomputers are the most biggest and powerful computer by size.

 

They are used by big organizations, government agencies and universities that can afford it.

 

2. MAINFRAME COMPUTERS 

Mainframe computers are second largest and powerful computer by size.

They are used by government agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service, Electoral Commission and Census commission, vote computations, individual tax records, payroll, etc.

Small and large retail companies use mainframes to register sales, update stock and manage inventory levels.

 

LESSON 2 – CONTINUATION

3. MINICOMPUTERS 

Minicomputer are smaller than mainframes and are also less expensive.

They are also used by hospitals as well as in school computer laboratories.

 

4. MICROCOMPUTERS 

Microcomputers are the most frequently used type of computer.

Also, known as Personal Computer (PC). Desktop computers and portable computers are good examples of microcomputer.

 

5. EMBEDDED COMPUTERS 

Embedded computer are most frequently used household appliances and electronic devices.

 

Dishwashers, microwaves, washing machines, watches, answering machines, sewing machines, DVD players, television sets, pen, necklace and watch recorders are designed in order to perform designated tasks.

 

PRESENTATION

To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:

1. To introduce the lesson, the teacher revises the previous lesson. Based on this, he/she asks the pupils some questions;

2. Display chart showing computer by purpose.

Pupil’s Activities – Identify the difference among these computers.

3. Discusses each computer according to their purpose.

Pupil’s Activities – Identify each computer according to their purpose.

4. Summarize the lesson on the board.

Pupil’s Activities – Copy as the teacher writes.

 

CONCLUSION

To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.

 

NEXT LESSON

Meaning of Supercomputer | Size, Speed and Uses of Supercomputer Primary 5 (Basic 5) – Computer Studies

 

LESSON EVALUATION

Ask pupils to –

1. Mention 3 classification by purpose.

2. Identify special and general purpose of each computer.

 

 

WORKBOOK

WEEKLY ASSESSMENT (TEST)

1. _________ is used by big organizations or government agencies.

A. Mainframe computer

B. Macro computer

C. Mini computer

D. Embedded computer

 

2. _________ is used in the hospitals and school laboratories.

A. Mainframe computer

B. Macro computer

C. Mini computer

D. Embedded computer

 

3. _________ are home appliances and electronic devices used at home.

A. Mainframe computers

B. Macro computers

C. Mini computers

D. Embedded computers

 

4. _________ are mostly used by people.

A. Mainframe computers

B. Macro computers

C. Mini computers

D. Embedded computers

 

5. _________ are used in the hospital and school laboratory.

 

A. Mainframe computer

B. Macro computer

C. Mini computer

D. Embedded computer

 

6. _________ are used in Internal Revenue Service, Electoral Commission and Census commission, vote computations, individual tax records, payroll, etc.

A. Mainframe computers

B. Macro computers

C. Mini computers

D. Embedded computers

 

7. Television, DVD, home theater, washing machine, water dispenser and microwave are good examples of _________ computer.

A. Mainframe computer

B. Macro computer

C. Mini computer

D. Embedded computer

 

8. _________ are the most frequently used type of computer.

A. Mainframe computer

B. Macro computer

C. Mini computer

D. Embedded computer

 

9. _________ is also known as personal computer.

A. Mainframe computer

B. Macro computer

C. Mini computer

D. Embedded computer

 

10. Supercomputers are the most smallest and powerful computer by size.

 

A. True

B. False

 

 

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