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Arkansas Programming I (Python)

Designed to provide foundational understandings of concepts in computer science to function in an ever-changing technological world, students learn to solve problems independently and collaboratively, as well as the skills needed to be successful in college and beyond.

Overview & Highlights

Level
High School
Contact Hours
155
Timeframe
Year

Course Overview

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Digital Citizenship and Cyber Hygiene
Students learn topics on Internet etiquette, how to stay safe on the web, potential effects of digital footprints, how to protect their information, and the implications of cyberbullying.
Introduction to Programming with Turtle Graphics
Students learn Python commands, functions, and control structures by drawing shapes on their screen and solving puzzles with Turtle Graphics.
Networks and the Internet
Students explore the structure and design of the internet, and how this design affects the reliability of network communication, the security of data, and personal privacy.
Project: Troubleshooting
In this project, students explore the troubleshooting methodology and utilize it to solve sample IT support issues.
Basic Python and Console Interaction
Students learn the basics of programming by writing programs that interact with users through the keyboard.
Conditionals
Students teach their programs to make decisions based on the information it receives.
Looping
Students learn how to write more efficient code by using loops as shortcuts.
Functions and Exceptions
Students learn how their programs can be decomposed into smaller pieces that work together to solve a problem.
Strings
Students use more sophisticated strategies for manipulating text in their programs - slicing, concatenating, and formatting.
Creating and Altering Data Structures
Students learn how tuples and lists are formed and the various methods that can alter them.
Extending Data Structures
Students learn to build more complex programs that make use of grids and dictionaries.
Project: Guess the Word
Students use the skills they've learned throughout the course to build a word guessing game.
Topics in Computer Science
Students will explore individuals’ contributions to the development of the computer and future developments of technology.

114
Lessons
103
Videos
200
Exercises
14
Challenges
153
Offline Handouts

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Standards

Arkansas Programming I (Python) is aligned with the following standards

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