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Intro to Python with Tracy

The CodeHS Introduction to Python with Tracy the Turtle course teaches students the basics of programming in the Python language. Tracy is a turtle that can be instructed with the use of various commands to draw scenes on a canvas. Students will learn Python commands, functions, and control structures by solving puzzles and writing creative programs for Tracy to follow.

Overview & Highlights

Middle School
Contact Hours

Course Overview

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Tracy's World
Learn about the world Tracy lives in and how to form commands that she will understand!
Moving Tracy Efficiently
Build on the commands you’ve learned to instruct Tracy around all parts of her world.
Designing and Communicating Solutions
Explore useful ways to break down large problems to write readable and successful programs.
Controlling Tracy with Variables
Learn to use variables and user input to control your Tracy commands.
Making Decisions
Use if-else statements and while loops to instruct Tracy to make decisions based on conditions.
Tracy Challenges
Put together all you’ve learned to create more advanced programs!

Offline Handouts

Demo Programs

Explore programs that your students will build throughout this course!


Intro to Python with Tracy is aligned with the following standards

Standards Framework View Alignment
Georgia Foundations of Computer Programming View (42.4%)
Indiana Computer Science 1 View (50.9%)
Utah 8 View (50%)

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