Introduction to code as a language, Algorithms and Logic statements (Level 4)

Course Title: Introduction to Code as a Language, Algorithms, and Logic Statements

Course Duration: 10 weeks
Course Description: The Introduction to Code as a Language, Algorithms, and Logic Statements course is designed to introduce kids aged 12 and older to the fundamental concepts of coding, algorithms, and logical thinking. Through a series of engaging and interactive lessons, students will learn the basics of coding languages, how to create algorithms, and how to use logical statements to solve problems. The course aims to foster critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and computational thinking abilities in young learners.

Week 1: Introduction to Coding
• Understanding what coding is and its significance in the digital world
• Introduction to different programming languages and their applications
• Basics of code structure, syntax, and writing simple programs

Week 2: Variables and Data Types
• Understanding variables and their role in programming
• Introduction to different data types (strings, integers, booleans, etc.)
• Working with variables and performing basic operations

Week 3: Control Structures: Conditionals
• Introduction to conditional statements (if, else, elif)
• Writing code that makes decisions based on conditions
• Solving simple problems using conditionals

Week 4: Control Structures: Loops
• Introduction to loops (for and while loops)
• Understanding iteration and repetition in programming
• Writing code to automate repetitive tasks

Week 5: Functions and Modular Programming
• Understanding functions and their importance in code organization
• Creating and calling functions
• Breaking down a problem into smaller, manageable tasks using functions

Week 6: Arrays and Lists
• Introduction to arrays and lists
• Working with array/list elements and performing operations
• Manipulating data using arrays/lists

Week 7: Introduction to Algorithms
• Understanding what algorithms are and their role in problem-solving
• Step-by-step problem-solving approach
• Developing algorithms to solve simple problems

Week 8: Logical Operators and Expressions
• Introduction to logical operators (AND, OR, NOT)
• Using logical operators to make complex decisions
• Writing code with logical expressions

Week 9: Conditional Loops and Nesting
• Introduction to nested loops and conditional loops
• Combining loops and conditionals to solve more complex problems
• Understanding loop control statements (break, continue)

Week 10: Problem-Solving and Debugging
• Applying problem-solving techniques to real-world scenarios
• Debugging and troubleshooting common coding errors
• Review and application of concepts covered throughout the course