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Summer Python Language 编程9-10年级
Tution Fee: $120.00
Session: 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Term: Cultural
Yuejie Wang
Class Introduction

Course Outline

This is an 8-week long course focusing on the fundamentals of programming through Python. Lessons will be 1.5 hours each and will touch on common programming topics such as data abstractions, managing complexity, and object-oriented programming. This course if focused at students at the high school level and is relatively fast paced.


I am a sophomore studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC Berkeley, with a focus on computer science. I have taught computer science for a semester at Berkeley and have previously taught and mentored computer science for high schoolers.

You will learn how to program in Python, a versatile and powerful language used everywhere for web development, data processing, and more! Students will learn the fundamentals of code and core concepts useful in other programming languages such as object-oriented programming and data types. Students will have opportunities to create mini-programs, such as a card game, a greatest common denominator calculator, and a largest two squares function. 


1.       What is programming + first guided program (vending machine)

a.       Before class

                                                               i.      Help installing Python

b.       What is programming

                                                               i.      Use cases

                                                             ii.      Programming limitations

c.       Fundamentals

                                                               i.      Data abstractions

                                                             ii.      Assignment statements pt. 1

                                                           iii.      Python general syntax

                                                            iv.      Functions

                                                             v.      Libraries pt. 1 (what are they?)

                                                            vi.      Errors

                                                          vii.      Debugging

d.       Program

                                                               i.      Create a vending machine using functional programming by filling in skeleton code.

                                                             ii.      (Optional) sum digits

2.       Elements of programs + Creating functions

a.       Elements

                                                               i.      Primitive expressions

                                                             ii.      Compound expressions + importance of readability

                                                           iii.      Call expressions

                                                            iv.      Libraries pt. 2 (importing)

                                                             v.      Assignment statements pt. 2

                                                            vi.      Nested expression evaluation order

                                                          vii.      Pure/nonpure functions

b.       Functions

                                                               i.      Functions are abstractions

                                                             ii.      Syntax

                                                           iii.      Local names + naming conventions

                                                            iv.      What are infix operations

c.       Program

                                                               i.      Create an absolute value function (skeleton)

                                                             ii.      Largest two squares function

                                                           iii.      (Optional) Hailstone sequence

3.       Programming Lab + buffer

a.       Wears jacket function

b.       What would python display (20 Questions)

c.       Falling factorial

d.       Double Eights

4.       Refresher on functions + how to design functions + control + buffer problems

a.       Guidelines on functions

                                                               i.      Separation of concerns

                                                             ii.      Do not Repeat Yourself (DRY)

                                                           iii.      Documentation

                                                            iv.      Default arguments

b.       Control

                                                               i.      Statements

                                                             ii.      Compound statements

                                                           iii.      Conditional Statements

                                                            iv.      Booleans

                                                             v.      Iteration (for, while)

5.       Data types (Python)

a.       Data Types

                                                               i.      Int, float, complex

                                                             ii.      Floats and rational numbers

                                                           iii.      Pairs

                                                            iv.      Lists

                                                             v.      Strings

                                                            vi.      Dictionaries

b.       Programming

                                                               i.      Skip add (sum every odd list element)

                                                             ii.      Greatest Common Denominator

                                                           iii.      Enumerate

                                                            iv.      (Optional) Squares only

6.       Object Oriented Programming

a.       Object Oriented Programming

                                                               i.      Why OOP?

                                                             ii.      Classes vs. Objects

                                                           iii.      Methods

                                                            iv.      Syntax

                                                             v.      Attributes

                                                            vi.      Inheritance

b.       Programming

                                                               i.      Rewrite vending machine

                                                             ii.      Card Game

7.       Object Oriented Programming Buffer Lab

8.       Overview of Advanced Topics

a.       Advanced Topics