Programming 102: Think Like a Computer Scientist (FutureLearn)

Programming 102: Think Like a Computer Scientist (FutureLearn)
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This course would suit teachers with some Python experience, who are able to write simple programs demonstrating sequencing, selection, iteration and data types.
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Programming 102: Think Like a Computer Scientist (FutureLearn)
Take your Python skills further in this online course, guided by the Raspberry Pi Foundation and supported by Google. On this course, you’ll explore Python programming at an intermediate level. You’ll discover how to break down problems into smaller parts, and then design and apply algorithms to data. You’ll also explore list structures and their various uses.

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Ultimately, what you learn will build upon your foundational Python skills - preparing you to progress onto more advanced programming.


Syllabus


Week 1: Function as units of code

Week 2: Algorithms, lists & counting

Week 3: Sorting

Week 4: Searching


What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

- Produce your own functions to break down problems into more manageable parts

- Apply several common search and sort algorithms to data

- Compare the efficiency of algorithms

- Modify functions to take parameters and output return values

- Interpret algorithms expressed in plain English, in pseudocde and as flowcharts



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39.00 EUR
This course would suit teachers with some Python experience, who are able to write simple programs demonstrating sequencing, selection, iteration and data types.

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