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Introduction to Programming with Python

A first course in computer programming using the Python programming language. This course covers basic programming concepts such as variables, data types, iteration, flow of control, input/output, and functions.

12 lessons

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Schedule

Wednesday
May 29 - Aug 14
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
May 29 - Aug 14
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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$545 (~$46/week)
$545 (~$46/week)
CLOSED
Sunday
Jun 9 - Aug 25
1:00 - 2:30
PM ET  
Jun 9 - Aug 25
1:00 - 2:30 PM Eastern
12:00 - 1:30 PM Central
11:00 - 12:30 PM Mountain
10:00 - 11:30 AM Pacific
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$545 (~$46/week)
$545 (~$46/week)
ENROLL
Tue & Thurs
Jun 11 - Jul 23
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Jun 11 - Jul 23
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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$545
$545
CLOSED
Friday
Jun 21 - Sep 13
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Jun 21 - Sep 13
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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$545 (~$46/week)
$545 (~$46/week)
ENROLL
Tuesday
Jul 9 - Sep 24
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Jul 9 - Sep 24
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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$545 (~$46/week)
$545 (~$46/week)
ENROLL
Sunday
Aug 11 - Nov 3
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Aug 11 - Nov 3
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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$545 (~$46/week)
$545 (~$46/week)
ENROLL
Wednesday
Sep 25 - Dec 18
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Sep 25 - Dec 18
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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$545 (~$46/week)
$545 (~$46/week)
ENROLL
Monday
Dec 2 - Mar 3
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Dec 2 - Mar 3
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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$545 (~$46/week)
$545 (~$46/week)
ENROLL

AoPS Holidays

There are no classes July 4, August 30 ‐ September 2, October 31, November 25 ‐ December 1, and December 21, 2024 ‐ January 3, 2025.

Who Should Take?

This course will assume no previous computer programming experience. Students who are proficient in a programming language other than Python might be better served by studying Python syntax on their own before moving on to our Intermediate Python course. This class is appropriate for middle and high school students who do not have computer programming experience and have completed at least a Prealgebra math course.

Students with prior programming experience in Python might instead consider our Intermediate Programming with Python course. Students with considerable experience with another language might also consider our Intermediate Programming with Python course.

We will be providing a free online textbook for this class, which students can access from the class homepage. Students will also need to download free Python software onto their computers. We will provide detailed instructions for how to install this software prior to the beginning of the course.

Lessons

1 What is Programming? What is Python?
2 Data Types, Variables, and Expressions
3 Turtles and Loops
4 Functions
5 Conditionals
6 Flow of Control
7 Strings
8 Lists and Tuples
9 File Input/Output
10 Dictionaries
11 Final Project (Part 1)
12 Final Project (Part 2)

This was another awesome AoPS class! I started out with zero Python experience, and now I love Python and enjoy solving various problems. The instructor was very informative and explained everything really well. The assistant instructors were also great and helped me out whenever I had a question (which happened a lot). Overall, I loved this class!