Java Fundamentals Week-long Course

FUN3w

Class Description:

This week-long course is suitable for middle school students with decent typing proficiency (+20 WPM) and math experience (e.g knowledge of coordinates, understanding of velocity and movement, and ease with coming up with arithmetic expressions for word problems). Prior experience with block-based programming is preferred, but not required. This course will be taught in Java, with special emphasis on syntax/typing precision.

Computing concepts in this course includes array-lists, functions, and complex loop constructions. Students will be working together to construct and complete their projects. They will learn project planning and outlining, and will learn how to talk about their code in a way that encourages feed-back and constructive criticism. By the end of this course, students will create their own project/game with moderately complex logic and game states.

Prerequisites:

20+ WPM typing speed and 6th grade math proficiency.

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Sample Projects

These are examples of projects that students create as they grow their Java coding skills in FUN3w

Laser Show Pattern: This illustration randomizes RGB values, and draws it frame by frame. The lines are loops that loop through end points for each straight line, which creates the curved pattern.

Clock timer

Brick Drop Game: This game is a demo of how lists work.

Platformer Game: Character jumping on platforms (In-Class game demo).

Rainbow Animation: Rectangles are drawn from left to right. The color is determined by the x position, and the cursor acts as an offset.

Scrolling Text animation: The text moves upward, followed by an image.

Dino Jump: The dino needs to jump past the cactuses to win points. The collision detection in the game is typed manually rather than have it provided in Scratch.

About Weeklong classes:

Class Package

Class Project(s)
Students will create a processing project that they will present to the class.

Our Proprietary In-Browser Coding Platform.

The KTBYTE team developed the KTCoder™ with our students in mind! Most coding classes require software downloads, which is difficult and a hassle for young students. Our platform supports Processing, Javablocks™, HTML/CSS, and a bunch of libraries (like Soundcipher and Fisica!). This revolutionary all-in-one coding platform supports our interactive online classes, our specialized curriculum, and (most importantly) our student's passion for learning.
Audio Lectures
We provide pre-recorded Audio Lectures to allow for students to self-study, practice, and learn CS.

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