Unit 2. Developing Programming ToolsRevision Date: Aug 19, 2016 (Version 2.1.1)
To conclude the unit, students will complete a small project as well as a written assessment. The project requires students to parse text and search through lists or words to find a specific characteristic. The assessment covers integers, strings, booleans, loops, if statements, and lists.
Students should synthesize concepts from the previous lessons to create their first project in PyCharm. This lesson also pushes a student to think about how to design a function, and the relationship between algorithms and functions.
What are the key elements we need to think about when designing a function?
'is_palindrome'that inputs a word and determines whether that word is a palindrome. If it is, return
True, otherwise return
Students work individually on the Word Play and Assessment which are found in the lesson resource folder.
Allow students to continue working to the end of class on their projects; have individual check-ins with students to make sure that they are on track and have a clear idea of what they need to complete the following day.
Option to allow students to complete Word Play with partners to promote collaboration, then complete the written assessment individually.
Teacher will monitor the progress of the students on each of the programs in Word Play.
Written assessment (see google drive)
Project Assessment (see google drive for project and rubric)