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Utah Computer Programming 1

Utah Computer Programming 1 introduces students to the fundamentals of computer programming, with an emphasis on helping students develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills. Students will learn to design, code, and test their programs while applying mathematical concepts.

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High School
Contact Hours

Course Overview

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Karel in Python
Students learn the basics of programming by giving Karel the Dog commands in a grid world.
Basic Python and Console Interaction
Students learn the basics of programming by writing programs that interact with users through the keyboard.
Project: Mad Libs
Students write a program that allows users to create their own Mad Lib stories using variables and user input.
Students teach their programs to make decisions based on the information it receives.
Project: Quiz Game
Students write a program that quizzes users on a series of multiple-choice questions and checks their answers.
Students learn how to write more efficient code by using loops as shortcuts.
Project: Password Authenticator
Students write a program to provide feedback on whether the entered password is correct or incorrect.
Roles in a Software Development Team
Students learn the key roles and responsibilities of members of a software development team.

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Demo Programs

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Course Resources

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Professional Development

Teaching Intro to Computer Science in Python 3

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