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Information and Communications Technology 9 (MADIT09)
Computer Studies 10 (MCSTU10 with teacher approval)
Computer Studies 10 (MCSTU10)
Computer Programming 11 (MCMPR11 with approval)
Digital Communications 11 (MDCOM11) → Intro Course
Computer Programming 11 (MCMPR11)
Computer Programming 12 (MCMPR12)
Computer Information Systems 12 (MCINF12 with approval)
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INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES 9 – MADIT09 – Information technologies incorporate social, ethical and sustainability considerations as a part of their operation and design. Students taking this course should be interested in how communication through tools like the Internet and social media develop their understanding of personal and social communication. Open to Grade 9 students only.
COMPUTER STUDIES 10 – MCSTU10 – This course will include the development of proficiency in modern programming practices and theory. Students taking this course should be interested in the process of programming computers and learning various high-level computer languages. Open to Grade 9 and 10 students.
DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS 11 – MDCOM11 – THIS IS AN INTRODUCTORY COURSE INTENDED FOR STUDENTS WITH LIMITED COMPUTER EXPERIENCE. In this course, students can explore media that they use every day to determine what goes into the design of popular apps and the impact of new social media on mobile systems. Students should be interested in using computers to solve a variety of problems and should be open to working on website design as a conduit for all kinds of human interest and values. Open to Grade 10-12 students with NO previous experience in computing and programming.
COMPUTER PROGRAMMING 11 – MCMPR11 – In this specialized course, students will explore computer code languages to develop programs that will offer solutions to practical problems such as those associated with website construction, mathematics, or business. Students taking this course should be interested in using high level computer languages and developing strong debugging skills. Open to:
Grade 10 and Grade 11 students who have taken Computer Studies 10.
Grade 11 and Grade 12 students with solid math background.
COMPUTER PROGRAMMING 12 – MCMPR12 – Programming at the senior level requires a serious commitment to a high-level of self-reflective problem solving of complex computer algorithms. Students should have an interest in working on complex projects that require the ability to work independently with a high degree of self-discipline. Open to:
Grade 11 and 12 students who have take Computer Programming 11.
Grade 12 students with strong math background.
COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS 12 – MCINF12 – Students taking this course should have an interest in network design and maintenance both in terms of the hardware and software used by global computer networks. Students will learn to install software, troubleshoot network software, maintain lab computers, research and test new software, and support network users. Open to Grade 11 and 12 students with teacher permission.
Rube Goldberg device is a deliberately over-engineered machine that performs a very simple task in a very complex fashion. For this project, you will be using Flash to design and animate a Rube Goldberg device involving 5 or more transformations.
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The class then typed in code for the “Add” button in which it calculated the sum of two numbers in the text fields but crashed when one of its input is numeric. This issue was addressed in the String Operations example in which the class learned how to check if the input in the text fields are numeric and how to combine two or more strings. These examples can be found on the school network drive under S:\Handout\Programming 11-12.
Note: You must copy the folders onto your desktop or your storage device. You will not be able to save and run from the read-only network drive.
You will modify the Math Operations example that meets the following criteria
The results can be decimals. For example, if 12.1 and 23.4 are entered into the text fields, the result is 35.5.
The program adds, subtracts, multiplies and divides numbers. It then displays the result in a MsgBox.
The text in the MsgBox displays a sentence. For example, if 12 and 13 are entered, it displays “The sum is 25.” rather than just “25”. To do this, review how to join strings in the the String Operations example.
If one of the inputs in non-numeric (i.e. blank or text), then the MsgBox displays “Enter numbers only.”. To do this, review the IsNumeric function in the String Operations example.
The text in the MsgBox displays “Unable to divide.” if the second number is zero when dividing. To do this, the input has to be a number and then check if it is zero. There are two ways to check:
If (num2 <> 0) Then
If (num2 = 0) Then
When complete, zip the entire folder in Projects and then upload the file onto the shared Google Drive folder.Evaluation: Total 10 marks
Proper comments and well-labeled names (2 marks)
Add, subtract, multiply and divide (4 marks)
Provides correct answers.
Includes decimal inputs and outputs.
Exceptions (2 marks)
Division by 0
Visual Design (2 marks)
Displays “The result is ___.” with a period.
No spelling, grammar or punctuation errors in MsgBox.
Visually nice and easy to use.
Take time to edit the “Add” button properly so that it displays the result in a sentence and handles non-numeric inputs properly. After this is done, copy/paste and modify the other three arithmetic operations.
To display a number with a string in a message box, you need to type: MsgBox("The sum is " + sum.ToString())
To check if your text fields are numeric, you need to type: ' Create variables
Dim num1 As Decimal
If (IsNumeric(Input1.Text) and IsNumeric(Input2.Text)) Then
' Store into variables
num1 = Input1.Text
' Calculate and display result
' Display error message
Handle the “division by zero” exception last. Hint: Both inputs must be numbers before you can check if the second input is zero.
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