Real-World Python: LEVEL
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Advanced Python Concepts

Take your Python skills to the next level by learning about functions, data structures, recursion, and more, the bread-and-butter computer science topics that every good coder needs. As always with Tynker, short, hands-on exercises keep things engaging.

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Advanced Expressions

Dive deeper into expressions, with details on boolean logic and truth tables. Explore how you can make more complex expressions with code, and see their applications.

6 Lessons:

1. Boolean Logic
2. Advanced Math Operations
3. Advanced String Operations

4. Review and Quiz
5. Unit Project
6. Unit 1 Quiz

Functions

Learn how functions can be used to generalize particular solutions into broader, more applicable ones. In addition, see how functions can help keep your code organized and repeatable.

8 Lessons:

7. Defining and Calling Functions
8. Parameters
9. Returning Values

10. Global Variables and Scope
11. Default Arguments
12. Review and Quiz

13. Unit 2 Project
14. Unit 2 Quiz

Lists

A list is a special kind of variable that holds a series of items called elements in a particular order. Lists are handy for representing lots of data, all at once, in a sequence. Learn how to manipulate and process lists in this unit.

7 Lessons:

15. Lists, Mutability, and Indexes
16. Lists and Loops
17. Item ‘in’ List

18. List Operations
19. Reverse and Sort
20. Review and Quiz

21. Unit 3 Quiz

Dictionaries

The dictionary is another useful data structure, which represents key-value pairs. Create a working version of Tetris using this new data structure.

6 Lessons:

22. Dictionaries
23. More About Dictionaries
24. Review and Quiz

25. Tetris
26. Tetris Follow Up
27. Unit 4 Quiz

PyGal and Charting

Bar charts, pie charts, line charts are demonstrated using Pygal, a beginner-friendly data library. You can plot energy data from the US government and analyze trends in different energy sources, then explore how you can work with CSV files in Python.

7 Lessons:

28. Get Started with Data
29. CSV Files
30. Making Plots

31. Thinking About Data Sets
32. Review and Quiz
33. Data Project: Baseball Stats

34. Unit 5 Quiz

Classes

Learn about object-oriented programming, including the relationship between a class and an object, and how to create your own custom types. In this way, you’ ll learn how object-oriented programming can make for more generalizable solutions to problems.

6 Lessons:

35. Classes And Objects
36. Attributes
37. Inheritance

38. Review and Quiz
39. Project
40. Unit 6 Quiz

Recursion

Kick back with recursion, the most mind-bending programming idea around. This course keeps things fun with examples like fractals, “coin counters” and more, after covering the classics like Fibonacci, Merge Sort, and Factorial.

8 Lessons:

41. Recursion
42. Multiple Base Cases
43. Recursion and Lists

44. Merge Sort
45. Fractals
46. Review and Quiz

47. Unit 7 Project
48. Unit 7 Quiz

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    Ages: 7-12
    Skill Level: Beginner
    Format: Online Private 1-on-1 Lessons
    Classes: 6 one hour classes

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    Learn to design and build your own games in 6 fun-filled classes. Code classic games or build something totally new.

    Lesson 1: Mouse Maze

    Write your first game! Code a simple skill-based game controlled with the mouse. You'll need a steady hand to reach the goal.

    • Mouse events
    • Color-sensing code
    • Winning and losing conditions

    Lesson 2: Go Kart

    Take the wheel and explore how to add keyboard controls to your game. Avoid the oncoming obstacles.

    • Keyboard events
    • Collision detection
    • Cartesian coordinates
    • Loops and iteration

    Lesson 3: Base Defense

    Create a tower defense game. Make complex games with loads of enemies — and handle projectiles.

    • Clone actors with code
    • Make bullets and lasers fly
    • Add randomness to your games

    Lesson 4: Space Voyager

    Create a dodger game with powerups and collectibles. Add an invincibility powerup — or invent your own.

    • Coordinate the action using messages
    • Keep score with variables
    • Manage game state

    Lesson 5: Ball Pop

    Make a colorful chain-reaction puzzle game. Can you make ALL the balls pop with just a single click? Explore advanced coding and animation techniques in this lesson.

    • Events and broadcasts
    • Puzzle game basics
    • Get more practice with clones, color-sensing, and randomness

    Lesson 6: Bank Shot

    Explore Tynker's Physics Blocks to create a fun game with collisions, action, and motion.

    • Control gravity
    • Change Actors' physics properties
    • Give objects a push with impulse and much more

    Game Developer Certification

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  • Intro to Python


    Ages: 12+
    Skill Level: Beginner
    Format: Online Private 1-on-1 Lessons
    Classes: 6 one hour classes

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    Explore Python in 6 interactive classes. Progress to solve real world problems in math and science, design games, & more!

    Lesson 1: Python Basics

    Get acquainted with the basics of Python programming. Then explore how to represent repeating patterns with code.

    • Function calls
    • For loops
    • Python syntax basics

    Lesson 2: Conditionals

    Explore boolean values, boolean logic, if statements, and while loops. Write programs that “make decisions.”

    • Selection and conditional statements
    • Explore digital logic
    • Debugging tricks and techniques

    Lesson 3: Variables

    Learn about variable initialization, declaration, and more. Then get some practice with lists, a useful data structure.

    • Variables and datatypes
    • Expressions and operators
    • Store loads of data with lists

    Lesson 4: Turtle Graphics

    Create graphics and user interfaces with the Turtle module. Explore functions, a way to keep code organized and repeatable.

    • Write custom functions
    • Draw on the screen with code
    • Import Python modules

    Lesson 5: Game Design

    Design games with an interactive canvas and write programs that respond to key-presses, mouse events, and more.

    • Keyboard control and mouse events
    • Implement game logic and loops
    • Code several games from scratch

    Lesson 6: Capstone Project

    Put together everything you've learned to create a fun, playable arcade game. In this final project, you will create a Brick Breaker game using Turtle Graphics.

    • A challenging self-guided project
    • Extend the game with Bonus Challenges

    Game Developer Certification

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  • Intro to Artificial Intelligence


    Ages: 7-12
    Skill Level: Intermediate
    Format: Online Private 1-on-1 Lessons
    Classes: 6 one hour classes

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    Learn to use Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in your block coding projects. Make your code come to life in an all-new way.

    Lesson 1: Mad Hatter

    Explore the basics of AI with the Face-Tracking blocks. Create a costume that follows you, wherever you go! Add a wizard hat, clown nose, cowboy mustache, or whatever else you like.

    • Show and enable Face-Tracking
    • Switch costumes with code
    • Work with live video

    Lesson 2: Face Painting Booth

    Draw on a 3D face mesh! Make a carnival-style face paint creation. Create a costume or add glamorous makeup.

    • Explore Face-Tracking landmarks
    • Use the face-effect block to draw on a face mesh

    Lesson 3: World Traveler

    Create a greenscreen effect with live video and the Pose-Tracking blocks. Make a different animal appear as you change the scene.

    • Enable Pose-Tracking and work with body segmentation
    • Switch backgrounds with code
    • Use mouse events to control where you go

    Lesson 4: Protect the Cupcake

    Use the Hand-Tracking blocks to create an augmented reality "defense" game. Don't let the foxes steal your food!

    • Show and enable Hand-Tracking
    • Use positions of hand landmarks to control the motion of actors

    Lesson 5: Bubble Frenzy

    Create a game using the Hand-Tracking blocks. The bubble only pops if you follow the instructions, exactly! Explore Hand-Tracking landmarks and game logic.

    • Use dictionaries to represent landmarks efficiently
    • Use positions of hand landmarks to control game flow
    • Use variables to keep track of game state

    Lesson 6: Turtle Racer

    Use the Hand-Tracking blocks to create a virtual game controller! Control where the actor goes using a virtual steering wheel!

    • Show and enable Hand-Tracking
    • Use angles of landmarks to control the motion of actors
    • Use variables and positions of actors to control game flow

    AI Developer Certification

    Be proud of what you've created! Keep up the momentum and continue on your learning journey.

  • Intro to Game Design


    Ages: 7-12
    Skill Level: Beginner
    Format: Online Private 1-on-1 Lessons
    Classes: 6 one hour classes

    View Hide Details

    Learn to design and build your own games in 6 fun-filled classes. Code classic games or build something totally new.

    Lesson 1: Mouse Maze

    Write your first game! Code a simple skill-based game controlled with the mouse. You'll need a steady hand to reach the goal.

    • Mouse events
    • Color-sensing code
    • Winning and losing conditions

    Lesson 2: Go Kart

    Take the wheel and explore how to add keyboard controls to your game. Avoid the oncoming obstacles.

    • Keyboard events
    • Collision detection
    • Cartesian coordinates
    • Loops and iteration

    Lesson 3: Base Defense

    Create a tower defense game. Make complex games with loads of enemies — and handle projectiles.

    • Clone actors with code
    • Make bullets and lasers fly
    • Add randomness to your games

    Lesson 4: Space Voyager

    Create a dodger game with powerups and collectibles. Add an invincibility powerup — or invent your own.

    • Coordinate the action using messages
    • Keep score with variables
    • Manage game state

    Lesson 5: Ball Pop

    Make a colorful chain-reaction puzzle game. Can you make ALL the balls pop with just a single click? Explore advanced coding and animation techniques in this lesson.

    • Events and broadcasts
    • Puzzle game basics
    • Get more practice with clones, color-sensing, and randomness

    Lesson 6: Bank Shot

    Explore Tynker's Physics Blocks to create a fun game with collisions, action, and motion.

    • Control gravity
    • Change Actors' physics properties
    • Give objects a push with impulse and much more

    Game Developer Certification

    Be proud of what you've created! Keep up the momentum and continue on your learning journey.

  • Intro to Python


    Ages: 12+
    Skill Level: Beginner
    Format: Online Private 1-on-1 Lessons
    Classes: 6 one hour classes

    View Hide Details

    Explore Python in 6 interactive classes. Progress to solve real world problems in math and science, design games, & more!

    Lesson 1: Python Basics

    Get acquainted with the basics of Python programming. Then explore how to represent repeating patterns with code.

    • Function calls
    • For loops
    • Python syntax basics

    Lesson 2: Conditionals

    Explore boolean values, boolean logic, if statements, and while loops. Write programs that “make decisions.”

    • Selection and conditional statements
    • Explore digital logic
    • Debugging tricks and techniques

    Lesson 3: Variables

    Learn about variable initialization, declaration, and more. Then get some practice with lists, a useful data structure.

    • Variables and datatypes
    • Expressions and operators
    • Store loads of data with lists

    Lesson 4: Turtle Graphics

    Create graphics and user interfaces with the Turtle module. Explore functions, a way to keep code organized and repeatable.

    • Write custom functions
    • Draw on the screen with code
    • Import Python modules

    Lesson 5: Game Design

    Design games with an interactive canvas and write programs that respond to key-presses, mouse events, and more.

    • Keyboard control and mouse events
    • Implement game logic and loops
    • Code several games from scratch

    Lesson 6: Capstone Project

    Put together everything you've learned to create a fun, playable arcade game. In this final project, you will create a Brick Breaker game using Turtle Graphics.

    • A challenging self-guided project
    • Extend the game with Bonus Challenges

    Game Developer Certification

    Be proud of what you've created! Keep up the momentum and continue on your learning journey.

  • Intro to Artificial Intelligence


    Ages: 7-12
    Skill Level: Intermediate
    Format: Online Private 1-on-1 Lessons
    Classes: 6 one hour classes

    View Hide Details

    Learn to use Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in your block coding projects. Make your code come to life in an all-new way.

    Lesson 1: Mad Hatter

    Explore the basics of AI with the Face-Tracking blocks. Create a costume that follows you, wherever you go! Add a wizard hat, clown nose, cowboy mustache, or whatever else you like.

    • Show and enable Face-Tracking
    • Switch costumes with code
    • Work with live video

    Lesson 2: Face Painting Booth

    Draw on a 3D face mesh! Make a carnival-style face paint creation. Create a costume or add glamorous makeup.

    • Explore Face-Tracking landmarks
    • Use the face-effect block to draw on a face mesh

    Lesson 3: World Traveler

    Create a greenscreen effect with live video and the Pose-Tracking blocks. Make a different animal appear as you change the scene.

    • Enable Pose-Tracking and work with body segmentation
    • Switch backgrounds with code
    • Use mouse events to control where you go

    Lesson 4: Protect the Cupcake

    Use the Hand-Tracking blocks to create an augmented reality "defense" game. Don't let the foxes steal your food!

    • Show and enable Hand-Tracking
    • Use positions of hand landmarks to control the motion of actors

    Lesson 5: Bubble Frenzy

    Create a game using the Hand-Tracking blocks. The bubble only pops if you follow the instructions, exactly! Explore Hand-Tracking landmarks and game logic.

    • Use dictionaries to represent landmarks efficiently
    • Use positions of hand landmarks to control game flow
    • Use variables to keep track of game state

    Lesson 6: Turtle Racer

    Use the Hand-Tracking blocks to create a virtual game controller! Control where the actor goes using a virtual steering wheel!

    • Show and enable Hand-Tracking
    • Use angles of landmarks to control the motion of actors
    • Use variables and positions of actors to control game flow

    AI Developer Certification

    Be proud of what you've created! Keep up the momentum and continue on your learning journey.

Summer Camp Sale Ends Soon * Lifetime plan details are available here.

3-Year All-Access plans include:

  • 70+ courses
  • 5,000+ activities
  • Block Coding
  • Text Coding
  • 3 Mobile Apps
  • Minecraft Modding
  • Game Design
  • Robotics
  • Hardware
  • Web Development
  • Python
  • JavaScript
  • Processing (P5.JS)
  • Data Science
  • Advanced CS

Tynker is designed to progress with your child. A three year plan accelerates their coding mastery from block coding to advanced text languages.