You do need to learn to use App Inventor to develop your Project. The course requirement that your Project require at least 10 Screens is a bit odd. Your teacher must have a reason and there must be more direction other than to build a 10 Screen Project (I hope).
You didn't have any IT classes. Sorry you are in that situation. The following resources provide one way for you and your partner to get up to speed. A book and a free short programming course included should help you guys learn quickly.
Here are some resources to help you learn to use the AI2 tools. A very good way to learn App Inventor is to read the free Inventor's Manual here in the AI2 free online eBook http://www.appinventor.org/book2 ... the links are at the bottom of the Web page. The book 'teaches' users how to program with AI2 blocks.
There is a free programming course here http://www.appinventor.org/content/CourseInABox/Intro and the aia files for the projects in the book are here: http://www.appinventor.org/bookFiles
How to do a lot of basic things with App Inventor are described here: http://www.appinventor.org/content/howDoYou/eventHandling .
Also look here http://kio4.com/appinventor/index.htm and here http://www.imagnity.com/tutorial-index/ for more tutorials.
Learn about components http://ai2.appinventor.mit.edu/reference/components/
and visit the Library http://appinventor.mit.edu/explore/library Help>Library on the MENU
Write your own code. As you develop your Project, it you have specific questions, the community is glad to provide advice if you post here.
Good luck. Use the resources, try to code a simple Project, do the tutorials and you guys will have a fine Project when you are done.