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Objective:
By the end of this course, students will have a fundamental understanding of Python programming, including variables, basic data types, loops, and functions. They will use Python to create simple programs, applying logical thinking and problemsolving skills.
Duration: 6 Lessons
Lesson 1: Introduction to Python and Setting Up
Objective: Familiarize students with Python, its uses, and how to set up a basic programming environment.
 Key Concepts: What is Python? Setting up a coding environment (Thonny, IDLE, or online editor like Replit).
Activities:
 Explanation: Introduce Python as a programming language. Explain its simplicity and wide use in gaming, web development, and even robotics.
 Task: Help students install or open a Python coding environment (Replit or Thonny).
 Activity: Write a simple "Hello, World!" program to demonstrate how to run Python code.
print("Hello, World!")
Homework: Write Python code to print their name, favorite color, and age.
Lesson 2: Variables and Data Types
Objective: Understand how to use variables and basic data types (strings, integers, and floats).

Key Concepts: Variables, strings, integers, floats, and
input()
function.
Activities:
 Explanation: Explain variables and different data types. Demonstrate how to assign values to variables.
 Task: Write a program that stores a student's name, age, and favorite subject in variables, then prints them.

Interactive Activity: Introduce the
input()
function so students can interact with the program.
name = input("What is your name? ")
age = input("How old are you? ")
print("Hello " + name + "! You are " + age + " years old.")
Homework: Create a simple program that asks for the user’s name and favorite number, then prints a message including both.
Lesson 3: Mathematical Operations and Conditionals
Objective: Learn how to perform basic mathematical operations and introduce conditionals (ifelse).
 Key Concepts: Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and using conditionals.
Activities:
 Explanation: Teach students how to perform mathematical operations with Python and use conditional statements to make decisions.
 Task: Create a program that asks for two numbers and performs addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Then, add conditionals to compare the numbers and print which one is greater.
num1 = int(input("Enter first number: "))
num2 = int(input("Enter second number: "))
if num1 > num2:
print(str(num1) + " is greater than " + str(num2))
else:
print(str(num2) + " is greater than " + str(num1))
Homework: Create a number guessing game where the program randomly selects a number, and the student must guess whether it is higher or lower.
Lesson 4: Loops (For and While Loops)
Objective: Understand how to use loops to repeat actions in a program.

Key Concepts:
for
andwhile
loops, iteration, and looping through a range.
Activities:

Explanation: Explain how loops work and why they are useful. Show examples of a
for
loop and awhile
loop. 
Task: Create a program that prints numbers from 1 to 10 using a
for
loop. Then create a program that prints numbers from 1 to 10 using awhile
loop.
for i in range(1, 11):
print(i)
num = 1
while num <= 10:
print(num)
num += 1
Homework: Write a program that asks the user for a number and prints the multiplication table for that number using a loop.
Lesson 5: Functions and Modular Programming
Objective: Learn how to create and use functions to organize code.
 Key Concepts: Defining and calling functions, parameters, and return values.
Activities:
 Explanation: Introduce the concept of functions. Explain how to define a function and pass parameters to it.
 Task: Create a program that includes a function to calculate the area of a rectangle, given its length and width.
def calculate_area(length, width):
return length * width
length = int(input("Enter length: "))
width = int(input("Enter width: "))
print("Area of the rectangle is:", calculate_area(length, width))
Homework: Write a program that includes a function to calculate and return the perimeter of a rectangle.
Lesson 6: Final Project  Creating a Simple Game
Objective: Apply all the learned concepts to build a simple interactive game.
 Key Concepts: Combining loops, conditionals, functions, and variables in a larger program.
Activities:
 Project Setup: Explain the project – a number guessing game where the program selects a random number, and the student has to guess it.

Task:
 Use
random
to generate a random number.  Use
while
loops and conditionals to allow students to guess until they get the right number.  Create a scoring system that counts how many tries it takes.
 Use
import random
def guessing_game():
secret_number = random.randint(1, 20)
guess = None
attempts = 0
while guess != secret_number:
guess = int(input("Guess the number (120): "))
attempts += 1
if guess < secret_number:
print("Too low!")
elif guess > secret_number:
print("Too high!")
else:
print("You guessed it in " + str(attempts) + " tries!")
guessing_game()
Homework: Finish the project, test it, and add at least one new feature (e.g., allowing the user to set the range of numbers).
Assessment Criteria:
 Basic Understanding: Can the student understand and apply variables, loops, and conditionals?
 Problem Solving: Can the student solve problems using functions and loops?
 Creativity: Did the student complete the final project with an added feature?
 Logical Thinking: Is the student able to explain how their code works and debug any issues?
This course provides a fun and handson introduction to Python programming, helping students develop logical thinking and problemsolving skills through coding. By the end of the course, students will have created their own simple game and have a strong foundation for further learning in Python.
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