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Intro to Python with Tracy (2022)

The CodeHS Intro to Python with Tracy (2022) course teaches students the basics of programming in Python. Students learn Python commands, functions, and control structures by solving puzzles and writing creative programs for Tracy to follow. An updated version of this course has been released and can be found in the Course Catalog under the title 'Python Basics with Tracy 1 & 2'.

Overview & Highlights

Middle School
Contact Hours

Course Overview

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Tracy's World
Students learn about the world Tracy lives in and how to write commands that she will understand.
Moving Tracy Efficiently
Students build on the commands they have learned to instruct Tracy around all parts of her world.
Designing and Communicating Solutions
Students explore useful ways to break down large problems to write readable and successful programs.
Controlling Tracy with Variables
Students learn to use variables and user input in their Tracy programs.
Making Decisions
Students learn how to use if-else statements and while loops to instruct Tracy to make decisions based on conditions.
Tracy Challenges
Students put together all of the concepts they have learned to solve advanced Tracy puzzles.

Offline Handouts

Demo Programs

Explore programs that your students will build throughout this course!

Course Resources

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Intro to Python with Tracy (2022) is aligned with the following standards

Standards Framework View Alignment
Indiana Computer Science 1 View (54.7%)
Utah 8 View (50%)
Georgia Foundations of Computer Programming View (42.4%)

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