MS Coding 1a
By the end of the course, students will be able to
- Create algorithms to solve word games and puzzles
- Identify the components of a computer system
- Define the term algorithm and explain how it applies to computers
- Distinguish between problems that are better suited for humans to solve than computers and vice versa
- Define the term “software” and explain how software helps businesses perform tasks
- Understand why file types are necessary and describe the content contained in different file types
- Compare and contrast types of software and recommend the software that’s best suited for a task
- Improve keyboarding skills by typing frequently using symbols in code
- Explain the purpose of a database and perform common database operations
- Understand how block-based programming can be used to code
- Understand and use for loops to repeat a block of code a specific number of times
- Understand and use while loops to repeat a block of code until a condition is satisfied
- Create simple programs in Tynker
- Define and apply the three main programming constructs—sequence, selection, and iteration
- Learn how to debug a program
- Describe how and why computers use binary
- Convert between binary and decimal number systems
- List and discuss the four components of programming languages
- Identify and use two common approaches for program design
- Comfortably use an online IDE to write code
- Understand the difference between the Editor and the Interpreter screens
- Use variables containing different data types and correctly type cast
- Receive and process user input
- Write a program that takes user input and applies a mathematical formula to it
- Regulate the flow of a program by using if statements
- Increment a variable to keep count
- LMS Access
- Device that can record video or audio
- Standard laptop or desktop computers with Windows or Mac OS
- High-speed internet connection (Cable, DSL)
- Word processing software
- Google Docs
- Unit 1: Crack the Code!
- Unit 2: There’s Nothing “Soft” about Software!
- Unit 3: Let’s Play!
- Midterm Review and Test
- Unit 4: It’s All Greek to Me!
- Unit 5: Snake Charmer
- Unit 6: Flexing Our Python Muscles!
- Final Review and Test
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