Dear Secondary School Computer Science Parents,
Week 23 and another week has gone by too fast. A lot of activity this week with end-of-term tests and finishing assignments for the Term 2.
The 7th grade classes had their first practical coding test. It was very challenging, and I am sure most of the students will agree. The practical coding test was unlike any test students would have taken before. There were no new concepts that we did not cover in class either in the assignment #2 or the last few weeks. Those students who practiced and coded some of the examples did well on the test. Those that did not take advantage of the last 3 weeks to practice, struggled with the test, even though it was an open book. But based on the results this week, we will slow down the pace a bit and do more practical coding examples in the lab and in class. New topics such as conditionals and arithmetic operators can be done at some later date, but for now, I think we will concentrate on our logical thinking.
The 8th and 9th grade classes continued with learning more about variables and scope. We will get to learning more about writing functions next week. For now, the weekly homework assignment, #6 Dukes of Hazard, is expected to be complete for next week. These weekly assignments are important and help guide the project teams in the rest of the programming of our rovers.
The CS 101 advanced class finished this week with taking up the last assignment. It was an in-class lab this week to give time and help where needed. Next week, we will continue with graphics and then it is on to another coding exercise.
The Dreaded Coding Test
Secondary School Computer Science
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