First steps

In this lesson, we will write and execute our first programs in Python. We will go through the basics of displaying messages, assigning values to variables, and receiving input from the keyboard.

Video

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Worksheet

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Quiz:

First steps

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.Which of these statements is a definition for an algorithm?

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Q2.When this program is executed, what will be displayed on the screen?

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Q3.When this program is executed, what will be displayed on the screen, as a result of executing line 3?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

First steps

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.Which of these statements is a definition for an algorithm?

1/3

Q2.When this program is executed, what will be displayed on the screen?

2/3

Q3.When this program is executed, what will be displayed on the screen, as a result of executing line 3?

3/3

Lesson summary: First steps

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