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Introduction to Computer Science (Collie)

Units

Unit Description
Programming with Karel: Students learn the basics of programming by giving Karel the Dog commands in a grid world.
Karel Challenges: Students apply all the foundational concepts from Intro to Karel to solve new challenges.
JavaScript and Graphics: Students learn the basics of JavaScript including variables, user input, mathematics, and basic graphics.
Graphics Challenges: Students learn how to pair program while tackling more challenging tasks with JavaScript graphics.
JavaScript Control Structures: Students learn how to use control structures such as if/else statements and loops to make advanced programs in JavaScript.
Control Structures Challenges: Students apply the foundational concepts from the Control Structures unit to solve new challenges.
Functions and Parameters: Students learn to write reusable code with functions and parameters.
Functions Challenges: Students use what they have learned in the Functions module to solve new challenges.
Final Project: Students apply what they have learned in JavaScript to program graphics and game challenges.

Unit Description
Extra Karel Practice: It can take some time to learn all of Karel's tricks. Brush up here with some extra Karel practice problems. These reinforce all of the fundamental concepts introduced in Karel, including commands, functions, loops, conditions control structures, and problem decomposition.
Extra Karel Puzzles: A set of all the trickiest Karel puzzles for you to solve
Functions and Parameters Practice: Functions are the critical building block of any program. To be able to use functions, you want to make sure you fully understand parameters, return values, and how to create your own functions. That is what this practice module is for.
Extra Console Challenges: A bunch of fun console programs to get practice with JavaScript.
More Graphics and Animation: A bunch of fun graphics programs to get practice with JavaScript.
Data Structures Challenge Problems: Learn to code Conway's Game of Life and your own Connect Four game using your skills in data structures.
Evolution Simulation:
Demo Problems:
Extra Quiz Questions:
Extra Resources:
Visualizing Music: Learn how to create your own music visualizer!
Data Structures: We introduce lists/arrays, maps/objects, sets, and grids. These are the essential basic data structures that any program will use.
Project: Tic Tac Toe: Students create their own game of Tic Tac Toe! Students apply what they have learned about data structures and make a two player tic tac toe game.
Project: Helicopter Game: Students demonstrate their programming prowess as they develop the classic Helicopter game one step at a time.