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[CORE 1b] teaches students computer science through block-based programming as they improve typing. Through the KTBlocks platform, student may choose between learning Java, Python or C++. After about 1 year of our course progression students will be coding at a high school level, and typically reach college level after 3-4 years. This course consists of 18 class sessions including a final project. Although students receive graded homework, most don't need to attend our student help hours for help.
[CORE 1a], or permission of instructor. Proficiency in arithmetic and basic computer usage
These are examples of projects that students create as they grow their skills in [CORE 1b]
Flags of the World
We're going to recap some basic color and shapes by exploring the different flags of the world and making our own!
Color Picker Game
We've gotten used to using RGB to mix and make different colors, but today we're going to explore a new way to choose color and turn it into a color matching game!
We're taking a dive into the world of cryptography! Learn how the Roman couriers hid information, learn to decode their secret messages, and send some of your own!
Today we'll learn to make a classic card game where we try to get as close as we can to 21. We'll learn about probability, and how the game is unfairly bias to let the dealer win more often.
Rotation can make some really interesting designs with just a little bit of work. But taking and rotating an image, today we'll make some spectacular spiral art!
Hide and Seek
Today we're making our own kind of "Where's Waldo" hide and seek game. How well can you hide your object?
Spot the Differences
Today we'll be introduced to how to keep track of lists in code. These can be super useful and let us make some really cool projects!
Using what we learned about adding things to a list, today we'll be making lists of words of different parts of speech to make our own Mad Lib generator.
Shift and Scale
Adding and multiplying are important things to know in math so today we're going to use code to help visualize what they do.
Today, we will be participating in a challenge quiz createdby our KTBYTE instructors! Students will be tasked with solving computation problems at various skill levels.
Who's That Pokemon
Today we'll be doing a recap on all the different variables we've learned about and put it all together to make our own custom Pokemon card!
Platform games or "platformers" have been around since the earliest days of video games! Today we'll learn how to use Sprites to create a game where the goal is to stay on the platforms for as long as possible.
Make Your Own Music
Today we'll use what we learned about lists and use it to compose our own music using code!
Final Project Brainstorm
Our last few classes are going to be all about working on making final project that you get to choose and make yourself! Today we'll be brainstorming and coming up with project examples as a class to give us a pool of ideas to pick from.
Class time will be dedicated to working on your final projects.
Final Project and Presentations
In our last class, we'll wrap up last minute fixes to our projects, show of our creations to the class, and have some fun trying each others projects.