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

Tuesday
May 10 - Jul 26
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
May 10 - Jul 26
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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$520 (~$44/week)
$520 (~$44/week)
ENROLL
Wednesday
May 25 - Aug 10
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
May 25 - Aug 10
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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$520 (~$44/week)
$520 (~$44/week)
ENROLL
Sunday
Jun 5 - Aug 28
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Jun 5 - Aug 28
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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$520 (~$44/week)
$520 (~$44/week)
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Thursday
Jun 16 - Sep 1
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Jun 16 - Sep 1
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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$520 (~$44/week)
$520 (~$44/week)
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Tue & Thurs
Jun 21 - Jul 28
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Jun 21 - Jul 28
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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$520
$520
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Friday
Jun 24 - Sep 9
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Jun 24 - Sep 9
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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$520 (~$44/week)
$520 (~$44/week)
ENROLL
Monday
Aug 15 - Nov 14
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Aug 15 - Nov 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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$520 (~$44/week)
$520 (~$44/week)
ENROLL
Wednesday
Oct 12 - Jan 18
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Oct 12 - Jan 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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$520 (~$44/week)
$520 (~$44/week)
ENROLL
Friday
Dec 9 - Mar 10
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Dec 9 - Mar 10
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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$520 (~$44/week)
$520 (~$44/week)
ENROLL

AoPS Holidays

There are no classes May 28‐30, July 2‐4, September 3‐5, October 31, November 21‐27, and December 21‐January 3.

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

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

This class was really a lot of fun. I liked it a lot. The instructors always gave clear explanations for almost everything, and they taught me some very good and helpful programming techniques. The assistants also answered all the questions I put out. I already signed up for intermediate Python, as I think that course should be as fun and helpful as this one.

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