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Introduction to Functional Programming | Start Creating With Code! (Ages 12-14)

In two hours, students will learn the basics of Elm programming to create their own masterpiece. Grouping simple shapes and applying transformations will develop their algebraic thinking, laying the foundation for STEM educational pathways.
Fondation STaBL Foundation
16 total reviews for this teacher
6 reviews for this class
Completed by 14 learners
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Charged upfront
$12 per class
Meets 2x per week
Over 1 week
60 minutes per class
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Class Experience

Children will learn that all the math they are learning in school has this cool application to computer graphics. They will be motivated to practice their estimation because everything must be created from basic shapes, and they will "draw" faster if they can guess proportions and directions better. Children will define their own variables, and since Elm is a functional language (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Functional_programming), the meaning of a variable in Elm matches the meaning in high-school algebra. If your child continues to learn Elm, they will be getting a head start on what the world's leading universities teach their undergraduates.
We ask that learners look over the one-chilli-pepper Cool Demos (http://www.cas.mcmaster.ca/~anand/CoolDemos/) between the two sessions and if they would like to explain their favourite Cool Demo at the beginning of the second class. 
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
We will let you know if your child is ready for one of our Camps, or needs to practice basic skills, which they can do in the Herogram Workshop.
2 hours per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
To access the Elm Coding Platform, please agree to the privacy policy at the bottom of this website: https://stablfoundation.org/privacy.html, and follow the pop-up link.

Each child will need an account to access the Elm Coding Platform. The username and password will be provided once you purchase this class.
Example code:  http://www.cas.mcmaster.ca/~anand/CoolDemos/
Shape creator:  http://www.cas.mcmaster.ca/~anand/ShapeCreate2.html
Colour Visualizer:  https://macoutreach.rocks/rgbflashlight/

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Fondation STaBL Foundation
Lives in Canada
Where kids create with code!
16 total reviews
21 completed classes

About Us

Our coding curriculum, designed at McMaster University and tested in hundreds of schools, is designed to  
  (1) introduce Algebraic Thinking so children are primed to succeed in high school algebra, 
  (2) build problem-solving, team-working... 
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