Draw a diagram of what you want your stack of cups to look like.
Brainstorm ideas about how to write directions to make the stack.
Write out the directions using complete sentences. Could someone follow this easily?
On a new sheet of paper, change the sentences into code using the symbols above.
Test your code: Give your code to a classmate. Can your classmate stack the cups to look like your diagram?
Evaluate the effectiveness of your code. If your code didn’t work, rewrite it and retest it by repeating steps 3-5.