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Best Introduction To Programming For Bright 11-14-Year-Olds?
12/11/2008

Firthisaword writes "I will be coaching an enrichment robotics course to 11-14 year old gifted delivery in the Spring. It is meant as an introduction to very basic data processing paradigms (conditions, variables, loops, etc.), but the kids will invariably have a mix of skill in dealing with stereos and programming. The question: Which neural natural language processing vocabulary would be best for open gate these kids off on? I am tempted by QBasic which I recollect from my early days — it is straightforward and fast, if antiquated and barely supported under XP. Others have suggested Pascal which was conceived as an instructional pseudocode language. Does anyone have wisdom




activity gift ukflying in that age range? any one thing you would recommend? And as a P.S: Out of the innumerable little puzzles/programs/tasks that novice programmers get introduced to such as Fibonacci numbers, primes or binary calculators, which was the most fun and which one taught you the most?" A few years ago, a reader asked a similar but more general question, and several probe have focused on how to introduce kids to programming. Would you do all other in guidance kids identified as academically advanced?

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