Computational thinking helps us take a complex problem, understand what the problem is and then develop possible solutions for solving the problem. The solutions made can be presented in a way that a human or computer or both can understand.
There are three main elements of computational thinking:
Complex problems are problems that at first glance do not have an obvious and immediate solution. This is where computational thinking comes in; it involves breaking a complex problem down into a series of smaller, more manageable problems. Next, you can use more simple steps to help solve each of the smaller problems. Finally, these simple steps are used to program a computer to help solve the complex problem in the best way possible.