Coding For Kids For Dummies

Author(s): Camille McCue

Educational - Non-Fiction

Help for grown-ups new to coding

Getting a jump on learning how coding makes technology work is essential to prepare kids for the future. Unfortunately, many parents, teachers, and mentors didn't learn the unique logic and language of coding in school. Helping Kids with Coding For Dummies comes to the rescue. It breaks beginning coding into easy-to-understand language so you can help a child with coding homework, supplement an existing coding curriculum, or have fun learning with your favorite kid.

The demand to have younger students learn coding has increased in recent years as the demand for trained coders has far exceeded the supply of coders. Luckily, this fun and accessible book makes it a snap to learn the skills necessary to help youngsters develop into proud, capable coders

  • Help with coding homework or enhance a coding curriculum
  • Get familiar with coding logic and how to de-bug programs
  • Complete small projects as you learn coding language
  • Apply math skills to coding

If you're a parent, teacher, or mentor eager to help 8 to 14 year olds learn to speak a coding language like a mini pro, this book makes it possible


Product Information

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.

Introduction 1 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 Index 353

General Fields

  • : 9781118940327
  • : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
  • : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
  • : November 2014
  • : 232mm X 186mm X 19mm
  • : United States
  • : November 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Camille McCue
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 005.100
  • : 384
  • : illustrations