Introduction to C++ Programming: Build a Calculator

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Learn the basic concepts of programming with the C++ programming language.

Create a calculator that adds/subtracts/multiplies/divides two numbers together.

2 hours
Beginner
No download needed
Split-screen video
English
Desktop only

By the end of this project, you will be able to create a simple calculator as well as an advanced one, which will be achieved by learning the basic concepts of C++ such as variables, DataTypes, if conditions, and more programming concepts. By applying these concepts you can also create programs that users can interact with. These programming concepts can also be applied using other Programming Languages such as Java and Python, not just C++. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.

Skills you will develop

  • C++ Basics

  • Software Development

  • coding

  • Computer Programming

  • Computer Science

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Introduction to C++

  2. How C++ programs run and display any text or shape

  3. Variables

  4. Create a Simple Calculator

  5. Data Types

  6. Basic Arithmetic

  7. If statements

  8. Create a more Advanced Calculator

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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