AP Computer Science Principles - 9674

Grade: 9,10,11,12 — Credits: 1

AP Computer Science Principles introduces students to the central ideas of computer science.  Students will develop computational thinking skills vital for success across all disciplines, such as using computational tools to analyze and study data and working with large data sets to analyze, visualize, and draw conclusions from trends. Students are encouraged to apply creative processes when developing computational artifacts and to think creatively while using computer software and other technology to explore questions that interest them. They will also develop effective communication and collaboration skills, working individually and collaboratively to solve problems, and discussing and writing about the importance of these problems and the impacts to their community, society, and the world. The course is equivalent to a first-semester introductory college computer science course.

Syllabus: View Syllabus
Prerequisites: None
Related: Successful completion of Algebra 1 with a strong foundation in basic algebraic concepts dealing with function notation, such as f(x) = x + 2, and problem-solving strategies that require multiple approaches and collaborative efforts. In addition, students should be able to use a Cartesian (x,y) coordinate system to represent points on a plane.
Dual Credit: No
Articulated Credit: No