A deeper look at Python for intermediate or advanced coders in upper middle or high school. This course is tailored for students who have completed introductory visual programming courses on Tynker and want to advance to text programming in Python. Students will start with simple input-output statements and conditional logic, then progress to using more complex data structures to build algorithms. With hands-on coding practice, students learn to design, build, and debug programs – skills that any programmer needs to solve real-world problems. Students who successfully complete this lesson plan will demonstrate a strong mastery of Python syntax and functionality, as well as the ability to independently solve advanced coding problems.
Topics Covered: Python syntax, variables, data types, math operators, boolean logic, Turtle graphics, branching, while loops, strings, lists, for loops, functions, dictionaries, classes and objects, and recursion.
What Students Learn
- Day 1: Syntax, I/O, Variables, Data Types
- Day 2: Operators, Boolean Logic, Turtle Graphics
- Day 3: Branching, While Loops, Strings
- Day 4: Lists, For Loops, Functions
- Day 5: Dictionaries, Objects, Classes, Recursion
Technical Requirements* Online courses and lesson plans require a desktop computer, laptop computer, Chromebook, or Netbook with Internet connection and a Chrome (29+), Firefox (30+), Safari (7+), or Internet Explorer (10+) browser. No downloads required.
- 15 lessons
- 129 activities
- Enhanced Creativity Tools
- Automatic Assessment
- Tutorials and Reviews
- Coding Puzzles
- DIY Projects
- Answer Keys