Coding For Kids For Dummies

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An easy-to-grasp introduction to coding concepts for kids

Coding For Kids For Dummies breaks coding into a series of small projects, each designed to teach elementary-to-middle-school-aged students a core concept to build a game, application, or other tool. In this his hands-on, friendly guide readers will get access to a leading coding tool that has been designed specifically for kids, showing them how to create the projects provided in the book as well as how to implement them into their own creative work.

Written by a teacher and leading advocate of coding education, Coding For Kids For Dummies explains to kids in plain English how to apply the math and logic skills they already have to the subject of coding. In no time, they’ll be grasping basic coding concepts, completing their very own technical feats, and arming themselves with the computer science experience and know-how to prepare for a future working with technology. * Lay-flat binding allows for easy access as students work on projects * Full-color, large-print design make the information more approachable to kids * Kids interested in computer science get a competitive edge * The author has dedicated her career to enhancing coding and other STEM education in schools

If you’re a student who wants to learn coding, a parent who wants to help your kid pursue an interest in coding, or a teacher who is in need of a supplemental course book for your computer science class, Coding For Kids For Dummies has you covered.

Table of Contents

Week 1: Basic Drawing, Motion, and Text Handling
Project 0: Getting Started with Coding
Project 1: Art Toy
Project 2: Mini Golf
Project 3: Sketcher Etcher

Week 2: Motion, Animating Shapes, and Reacting to Input
Project 4: Horse Race
Project 5: Winter Wonderland
Project 6: Sports Vote

Week 3: Variables: Counting and Conditionals
Project 7: Happy Birthday
Project 8: Number Guessing Computer
Project 9: Monster Mashup

Week 4: Keyboard Control and Shooters
Project 10: Viral Outbreak
Project 11: UFO Pilot
Project 12: Squid Ink

Week 5: Advanced Coding
Project 13: Rock, Paper, Scissors
Project 14: Where’s Wallace Walrus?
Project 15: Traffic Dodge

Book Details

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  • Pages: 384 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014-11-17
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  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118940326
  • ISBN-13: 9781118940327

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