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1 GRAPHICALLY CHALLENGED BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT PRESENTATION: Computer Science Edition Gunn HS, Palo Alto (CA) Thank you for donating to PiE!

2 Josh Paley is Old 13 th year at Gunn BS in Math & CS from UIUC MS in Applied Math from UIUC ABQ&D in Sci. & Math Ed from UCB 3 years summer lecturer in CS at UCB 2 summers Google CAPE 10 years high tech industry experience 26 years fantasy baseball experience

3 Computer Science Principles UC-Berkeley’s CS10: The Beauty and Joy of Computing –http://bjc.berkeley.eduhttp://bjc.berkeley.edu –Driven by AP CS Principles For students interested in computing who either don’t have enough math for Functional Programming or just want to learn about computing without taking a hard-core programming course

4 Functional Programming Previously “Programming Concepts” Modeled after UCB’s long-time CS3 course Topics learned include –Abstraction –Recursion –Higher-order functions –List processing –Trees

5 Object-Oriented Programming Topics learned include –Abstraction –Iteration –Data types –Arrays and ArrayLists Covers 90% of AP CS A curriculum Both Functional Programming AND Object-Oriented Programming are needed to apply to take AP CS

6 AP Computer Science Reality: 10% AP, 90% advanced stuff Modeled after old CS61A and CS61B at UCB Topics learned include –Abstraction –OOP –Sequential Programming –Data structures –Mind-bending problems –Working with other people

7 The Successful Student… Comes to class with a great work ethic Perseveres on challenging problems Asks great questions Works well with others

8 Factors That Prevent Success Time management Non-productive computer usage –Games –Facebook –Etc. Procrastination Avoidance –If there are difficulties, please let me know before they grow into huge problems!

9 More Information –Full class syllabi –Policy information –I do not post grades online, so if you want details, please ! Field trip(s) (maybe, TBA)


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