Python Programming

Ages:  10 - 18                           Skills Level: Beginner - Advance.                    Tools: Python, IDLE     

Python is a great programming language for programmers of all experience levels. It is well-known and widely used in the software industry for its English-like syntax and elegant simplicity. Developers use Python to design websites, analyze data, and build applications.

 

WHY LEARN PYTHON?
 

Python is a general-purpose, versatile and popular programming language. It's great as a first language because it is concise and easy to read, and it is also a good language to have in any programmer's stack as it can be used for everything from web development to software development and scientific applications.

 

Computer science embraces problem solving, hardware, algorithms, and perspectives that help people utilize computers to address real-world problems in contemporary life.

This course/level is consists of 24 classes.  Each course typically takes 3-6 months to complete This depends on the student's dedication to homework, their previous experience, and the difficulty of course material. Our instructors move at the pace of the student, taking extra time to reinforce concepts as needed.

Introduction to Python

Level 1 -(age 10-18)

In this Course, Students will dive right in to real-world programming language - Python Curriculum will cover python fundamentals concept: 

  • Flowcharts, variables and types, mathematical operators

  • Turtle GUI programming

  • User input, comments, comparison and logical operator

  • Condition statement, loops, break and continue, nested control structure

  • Function  and exceptions

  • Debugging techniques and their application in projects

  • Each chapter have projects, exercises, unit test 

  • Works on various projects and game development which will build student logical and critical thinking as well as problem solving skills

By the end of this course. student have build complex projects and game in the python, and ready to advance to Intermediate Python level.

Intermediate Python

Level 2 -(age 11 - 18)

In this Course, Students will dive deeper in python programming language - Curriculum will cover python advance concept: 

  • More on Strings and special methods, Indexing, Slicing, String and loops, String Methods

  • File Handling

  • Classes and objects, Methods, Operator Overloading, class variable vs instance variable

  • Inheritance, Name spaces, Modules

  • Exceptions Handling, Raise, Assert

  • GUI PROGRAMMING USING TKINTER - Handling event, Canvas, Images, Menu, Animations and Dialog Boxes

  • Each chapter have projects, exercises, unit test 

  • Works on various projects and game development which will build student logical and critical thinking as well as problem solving skills

By the end of this course. student have build complex projects and game in the python, and ready to advance to Advance Python level.

Advance Python

Level 3 -(age 12 - 18)

In this Course, Students will dive focuses on python advance topics - Curriculum will cover python advance concept: 

  • Data structure, Tuples, Lists, List Methods, 2D Lists, Set, Dictionaries, Input and outputs, Data Streams

  • Searching and Sorting Algorithms - Linear  and  Binary Searching, Selection sort, Insertion Sort, Bubble Sort, Quick Sort, Merge Sort

  • Inheritance and Polymorphism - Superclass, subclass, Overriding, Dynamic building

  • Recursions and Advance Functions Lambda, Inner function

  • Each chapter have projects, exercises, unit test 

  • Works on various projects and game development which will build student logical & critical thinking as well as problem solving skills

By the end of this course. student have build complex projects and game in the python, and ready to advance to Machine Learning and AI with Python.

Machine Learning & AI

Level 4.1 -(age 14 - 18)

In this Course, students will understand the basics of how machine learning

and AI work, affects our world, and start making their own machine learning-powered projects. Students will explore ways that AI is applied to data, tools,

and how services, and how they can apply AI to their own projects

  • Exploring AI: What's out there, how does it work, how does it affect us?

  • Learn to implement a supervised machine-learning model

  • Applying datasets to a machine-learning algorithm to model performance and track patterns

  • Setting up and training a neural net Testing and evaluating predictions

  • Basics of Linear regression

  • Generating a model from a data set

  • An introduction to Machine Learning: What it isn't  and Neural Networks

  • Keras & Gym: "Balanced. As everything should be."

  • Navigating OpenAI Gym, Using Keras' Functional API

  • Machine Vision Learning How to Learn. Solving the Taxi Problem with Q-Learnin. Build a better Atari Gamer

  • NLP: The world's greatest Data-Store

  • About Auto-Encoder-Decoder Networks

Game Development - Pygame

Level 4.2 -(age 12 - 18)

In this Course, students will learn and build various games using Pygame

  • Installing Python and Pygame

  • Learn and understand the Pygame Basics - Game start and loops, events, pixel coordinate, surface and windows objects, sound, images many other important concept

  • Using the above learn concept student will start working on various projects ranging beginning to advance level, with each game, new concept will be introduce. Game examples could be :- 

  •  Memory Puzzle

  •  Slide Puzzle

  •  Simulate

  •  Wormy

  •  Tetromino

  •  Squirrel Eat Squirrel

  •  Star PusherNetworks

Frequently asked questions

Is programming experience required for this course?


No programming experience is required for this introductory course, however a basic understanding of algebra, including variables, graph coordinates, and functions, is strongly recommended.

For Intermediate or advance courses, Yes. A good understanding of the various concepts listed under Course Details is required, as this class focuses more on advanced programming topics. After registration, Teachers are going schdule assetment test. If Student pass the test, then student will continue to register level or Teacher will discuss with parent to plan what level will be the best for your kids as per the test.




If a student already has some experience, what level I should choice?


Our goal is always to make sure students are engaged and challenged. You can schdule for accessment test, after you register. As per the test result, our team will disucss with you what level will be prefect for you kid.




My student has done some programming before. Can he or she attend this advanced course level?


If you are confident in their understanding of the various concepts listed under Course Details. You can schdule for accessment test, after you register. As per the test result, our team will disucss with you what level will be prefect for you kid.




Does this helps for JAVA AP Exams?


YES. Our Curricullum cover all topics of AP Java. Student will be prepared to handle the JAVA AP exams




Which plan is best for my child?


STEM4kids is committed to ensuring your child is enrolled in the plan that best suits their needs. Below are our recommendations based on some common scenarios: My kids love to work in a group setting and enjoy getting social with other kids - they get inspired from other kids’ ideas.” → We recommend enrolling in our Group plan. “For your kids if you are looking personalized teaching for your child’s pace and learning style , and they like to be challenged.” → We recommend enrolling in our Private plan. Our dedicated Admissions Team is also available to walk you through our plans in detail - schedule a call with us today.




Do you offer a satisfaction guarantee?


We offer a full money-back guarantee within your first 2 classes, no questions asked. Our team is also happy to help with any questions or concerns by email or phone, 7 days a week. You can reach our Support Team at support@stem4kids.co or (408) 505-5716.




Will my instructor change week to week for classes?


Our team is committed to having your child work with a consistent instructor for the duration of a course. In the case of family emergencies or seasonal shifts, we may need to re-match your child with an equally well-vetted replacement. If you don't love learning with your instructor after a few classes, we’ll work as a team to help improve your experience, whether that means adjusting the class pace, style, or instructor.




When is my first payment due?


After you finalize enrollment, you will be billed for the first month’s tuition. STEM4Kids offers a full money-back guarantee within your first 2 classes, no questions asked. STEM4kids will not bill you again until your student completes the first month of enrollment.




How do I end my subscription?


We understand that unexpected situations may arise, and we want to ensure our programs work with your family’s schedule. We offer a full money-back guarantee within your first 2 classes, no questions asked. Afterward, we are happy to cancel your plan from your next bill date onwards. To cancel, please fill out this form, and our team will reach out with a confirmation. You can also reach out to support@stem4kids.co and we'll be happy to assist.