Math 11 (Comp Sci.)
This new B.C. curriculum course with Blair satisfies the Math 11 graduation requirement and Blair is very excited to introduce it. Students who enjoy thinking logically and identifying patterns will have the opportunity to exercise these skills for the first time without using numbers. The course will explore such questions as: What are the different coding platforms? What are the steps when beginning to write code? What are basic python programming skills? and, How are computer algorithms used in finance and mathematics? This course will take a broad view to computing and concentrate on how computer algorithms and coding are used to shape our world. Students will look at the fundamental principles of computing and explore what algorithms are and how to utilize them. This is an introductory course without prerequisites. Students need not have experience with computer programming nor strong numeracy skills, only a genuine interest in programming and computer languages.
Your Educator – Blair Mclelland
Blair was born in Florida before moving to Edinburgh, Scotland as a teenager to finish high school. Throughout his schooling he showed a passion for science and mathematics and chose to pursue a degree in Architectural Engineering. Once finished Blair chose to take 2 years to travel Asia, South America and Europe before returning to Edinburgh to complete his Masters in Renewable Energy. He has a keen interest in the environment and has studied additional related materials including the UN course on Climate Change. He moved to Vancouver almost 2 years ago to begin a new adventure and after volunteering at a local tutoring charity last year is now working with BrainBoost. In his spare time, he loves playing all sports, cooking, reading the paper and doing anything on the water.
How much does it cost?
When is it?
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
10:00 am-12:00 pm
What ages is it appropriate for?
What credits can be earned?
Computer Science 11