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Computer Science

MaST Computer Science in Grade 9 is an accelerated course designed to allow students to take Grade 11 Computer Science while in Grade 10!
Scratch, Ruby, Turing, Python are some of the languages that are introduced to facilitate the development of creative solutions for various types of problems.  As their understanding of the computing environment and of programming concepts grow, the MaST students become equipped to tackle Object Oriented programming in Grade 11. 
MaST Computer Science in Action|
Hour of Code @ Danforth.  Our Computer Science MaST students welcomed a group of Grade 8 students from D. A. Morrison MS in December 2013 to experience coding some for the first time! They had the opportunity to be introduced to computer science with hope to ignite their aspiration to continue to develop this skill. 
A group of Danforth’s female MaST students attended the Girls' Computer Coding Conference at Nelson Mandela in April 2014.  The conference followed the lead of Ladies Learning Code.  Our MaST students mentored 35 students (grades 6-8) as they were introduced to the programing language Ruby. 
Noshen Atashe attended the CEMC workshop in Computer Science for Young Women at the Univeristy of Calgary in June 2014.  This unique opportunity is designed to ignite enthusiasm for CS and explore the foundations and applications of CS that have profound effect on the world today. Noshen is second from the left in the photo above.
Partnership with University of Toronto Engineering Science
This year a dozen selected MaST students had a special afterschool opportunity to work with four fourth year Engineering Design students. For ten sessions they learnt about the physics of a design challenge and used a new software to design prototypes which were printed with a 3-D printer and then tested. This was a great opportunity for these MaST students to learn these skills and to talk informally to these students about post-secondary opportunities.