IB Computer Science Year 1 Higher Level - May 16 2018 Lesson Notes

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Class plan.png What are we going to learn today?[edit]

Today's class will be a fun coding exercise!

Don't worry!!!! You are working with a file that is only 370,099 lines long. Really.


Please watch this short video and get to work. You will need to download the file on your computer. It is important you save it on your desktop.

Click here: media:Python and files.zip


Please:

  1. write some code which prints every word that starts with the letter a
  2. write some code which prints for every word that ends with the letter s
  3. write some code which prints every word which starts with the letter a AND is only 4 characters long
    1. you will need to write a conditional with two parts: if (line[0] == "a" and len(line) == 4):
  4. write some code which prints every word that ends with the letters "ing"
  5. write some code which prints every word with the letter "j" as the third letter
  6. write some code which prints every word with the letter "d" as the third letter
  7. write some code which prints every word with the letter "i" as the fifth letter
  8. write some code which prints every word that starts with an a and ends with an s
  9. write some code which prints every word that starts with an d and ends with an t
  10. write some code which prints every word that starts with an z and ends with a


I hope you can quickly see how this program could be used to make you a SCRABBLE NINJA! You must send me your completed code, via email, by the end of class. If you complete this assignment prior to the end of class, please use codeHS.


Homework.png What is our home learning?[edit]

Target.png How am I being assessed today?[edit]

I will assess you formatively today, and make a professional judgement to what extent you understand our learning material. I will use observation, your written work, answers to questions, and contribution to class discussions as data to make my decisions. I normally record my observations in a "evidence of learning" spreadsheet, which I will happily share with you privately if you so wish. I usually need a day or two notice.

I will also ask you to complete a self-assessment which I will use to help me guage how well you think you understand our material in class.

Computer1.png As a computer scientist, you have:[edit]

  • Confidence in dealing with complexity
  • Persistence in working with difficult problems
  • Tolerance for ambiguity
  • The ability to deal with open-ended problems
  • The ability to communicate and work with others to achieve a common goal or solution

Credit.png Credits[edit]

Consider the merits or otherwise of an argument or concept. Opinions and conclusions should be presented clearly and supported with appropriate evidence and sound argument.