CMU team helps Hampton students excel in programming

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Monday, September 9, 2019 | 12:12 PM

The CMU User Experiences Design Team of Monica Chang, Janet Peng and Kade Stewart came to Hampton High School this week. They were there to evaluate how the curriculum CMU provided to Hampton for its Computer Programming I class is working and if there are any adjustments that should be made. They observed class, and then talked with students about their experiences using the curriculum.

This one semester course is an introduction to programming with an emphasis on critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity. Specific topics include functions, variables, expressions, conditionals, loops, strings, lists, graphics, and animations, as well as top-down design, testing and debugging.

The course’s main goal is for students to learn the fundamentals of programming, to enjoy coding, and to be able to use programming creatively to help solve problems in a variety of domains.