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Intro to Computer Science in Python 2 (Rainforest)

The CodeHS Introduction to Computer Science in Python 2 course teaches the fundamentals of computer programming as well as some advanced features of the Python language. Students will develop an appreciation for how computers store and manipulate information by building simple console-based games. This course is equivalent to a semester-long introductory Python course at the college level. **Note:** A version of this course using Python 3 is available in the course catalog.

Overview & Highlights

Level
High School
Contact Hours
175
Timeframe
Year

Course Overview

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Welcome
Students will get a sense of what this course is about and reflect on what they hope to get out of it.
Introduction to Programming with Turtle Graphics
Students will learn Python commands, functions, and control structures by drawing shapes on their screen and solving puzzles with Turtle Graphics!
Basic Python and Console Interaction
Students will learn the basics of programming by writing programs that interact with users through the keyboard!
Conditionals
Students will teach their programs to make decisions based on the information it receives.
Looping
Students will 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.
Final Exam
Students prove their knowledge of content learned throughout the course through a multiple choice, short answer, and programming exam.

94
Lessons
77
Videos
158
Exercises
20
Challenges
127
Offline Handouts

Demo Programs

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Course Resources

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Professional Development

OLD Teaching Intro to Computer Science in Python 2

The CodeHS Introduction to Python course teaches the fundamentals of computer programming as well as some advanced features of the Python language. With the CodeHS online Professional Development course, we'll train teachers at your school to teach an excellent introductory Python course. No programming experience is required. Teachers will gain the skills, pedagogical knowledge, resources, and confidence to lead a great introductory computer science class with CodeHS.

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Standards

Intro to Computer Science in Python 2 (Rainforest) is aligned with the following standards

Standards Framework View Alignment
Microsoft Technology Associate Python Certification View (100%)
South Dakota Computer Programming 1 View (62.5%)
South Dakota Computer Programming 2 View (61.9%)

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