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.
About the Author
Camille McCue, PhD is a veteran STEM educator who has teletaught for NASA and PBS and instructed math, tech, and engineering in the classroom. She currently directs a College Bound program and teaches coding basics in Las Vegas, NV.
Table of Contents
Week 1: Basic Drawing, Motion, and Text Handling 5
Project 0: Getting Started with Coding 7
Project 1: Ar t Toy 19
Project 2: Mini Golf 44
Project 3: Sketcher Etcher 71
Week 2: Motion, Animating Shapes, and Reacting to Input 89
Project 4: Horse Race 91
Project 5: Winter Wonderland 112
Project 6: Sports Vote 134
Week 3: Variables: Counting and Conditionals 149
Project 7: Happy Birthday 151
Project 8: Number Guessing Computer 168
Project 9: Monster Mashup 190
Week 4: Keyboard Control and Shooters 211
Project 10: Viral Outbreak 213
Project 11: UFO Pilot 230
Project 12: Squid Ink 255
Week 5: Advanced Coding 285
Project 13: Rock, Paper, Scissors 287
Project 14: Where's Wallace Walrus? 305
Project 15: Traffic Dodge 326
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