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CARDIAC: CARDboard Illustrative Aid to Computation
10-14-2014, 02:48 AM (This post was last modified: 10-14-2014 02:49 AM by Don Shepherd.)
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RE: CARDIAC: CARDboard Illustrative Aid to Computation
(10-13-2014 04:10 PM)Thomas Klemm Wrote:  Though I don't have the experience to teach this specific age range there might be more suitable languages to start with:
It's probably easier to to get them engaged with sound, games or graphics than by calculating the greatest common divisor of two numbers.

Yeah, I did buy a book on Scratch about a year ago and played with it for awhile. Constructing your program with pre-defined "blocks" avoids the syntax errors that always accompany most programming languages.

I also bought a programmable robot a few years ago, and its language is a lot like Scratch, and you can do some clever things with it, like program it to follow a line that you layout on the floor. Someday we might turn that into a course, who knows. But for now we concentrate on the basics of math.

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