With the games that my son plays, there is often a need to better understand coding. So we were excited to do this product review of the book Code For Teens: The Awesome Beginner's Guide to Programming (Volume 1) from Code for Teens.
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Code For Teens
Code For Teens: The Awesome Beginner's Guide to Programming (Volume 1) is a physical softcover book that speaks to both the parent and the student in “how to use the book”. Basically, the book tells the parent to let the child use the book to teach himself and for the parent to provide the child with accountability and check over their work in the “workbook” (on the computer) they create and check their answers against those in the back of the book. This book was written by a homeschooling father of 6 children, so I feel like he can relate to me, a homeschooling mom of 7.
How We Used It
Very often, it would have him go to an about blank page and practice some coding words to type in. He tried out some greetings and math equations.
He also tried some word problems with coding.
They also taught him about syntax errors and had him make some errors on purpose to see what would happen. He was not afraid to try this and went right at it! I have always been concerned that if I did something wrong that I would break the computer. It was surprising to me that they were telling him to make mistakes on purpose. But, it did not break the computer. Yay!
Maris seemed to pick it up quickly and understood what he was doing, often before I could figure it out. He took a quiz and put the answers on the computer.
Some of the coding was solving equations and answering questions.
Some of it was learning the symbols for division, multiplication, division and subtraction.
We learned about values and how to use that.
We are still working through the rest of this book, but it is helping him to learn and may help him to improve in his computer games as well.
For people interested in learning how to code, it would definitely help them. It is fairly easy to understand.
How To Find Them
- Website: http://codeforteens.com/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CodeForTeens/
The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Review Crew has a great team of homeschool parents that also reviewed this book from Code For Teens so click the banner below to see all the reviews:
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