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Quantum Computing for Your Classroom 10-12

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4 weeks
15 USD
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Course description

Quantum Computing for Your Classroom 10-12

Quantum computing is one of the primary emerging new technologies of our time. Currently there is an “understanding gap” between scientists engaged in research and the business community looking to transition research to commercialization. This course seeks to help bridge that gap by providing activities and knowledge of quantum computing that high school educators can integrate into their existing classrooms, providing the children of today with the futureproof skills needed for tomorrow.

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Training content

Module 1: Nature of Computation

Core Idea: Throughout history humans have utilized various physical phenomena to perform computations

  • The history and evolution of computers
    • Looking at past inventions and investigating the underlying physical phenomena which allows them to function
    • Ex:, Abacus, Sundial, Thermostat, Slide Rule

Module 2: Classical Computing

Core Idea: Classical computers utilize electricity and bits to perform digital math and logic calculations in a general-purpose way

  • Representing information as digital bits
  • Utilizing electricity and digital circuits to perform computation
  • Types of problems and time differences needed to solve them

Module 3: Quantum Phenomena

Core Idea: Identifying the features of quantum systems

  • Evolution of the atomic model
  • Understanding wavefunctions, interference, superposition and entanglement in quantum systems

Module 4: Quantum Computers

Core Idea: Quantum phenomena can be utilized for the purposes of computation

  • How quantum computers utilize quantum physics to solve problems
    • Bloch Sphere
  • Quantum problems
    • What types of problems can quantum computers solve
  • Quantum Logic
    • How quantum gates are formed, and how this can be used to solve computational problems

Course delivery details

This course is offered through University of British Columbia, a partner institute of EdX.

2-3 hours per week


  • Verified Track -$15
  • Audit Track - Free

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What you'll learn

  • Instructor Introduction
  • Overview of course
    • Content
    • Structure and Navigation

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