Getting Started with Coding Get Creative with Code! by Camille McCue

By Camille McCue

Whilst your child is able to upload coding to their creativity toolbox yet youre no longer able to send them off to coding camp, Getting began with Coding is right here to assist them start with the fundamentals of coding. It walks younger readers via enjoyable initiatives that have been confirmed within the lecture room. each one undertaking has an end-goal to instill self assurance and a feeling of feat in younger coders. steerage away from jargon and complicated terminology, Getting begun with Coding is written in a language your baby can comprehend. Plus, the full-color layout is heavy on attention-grabbing portraits and the structure is targeted at the steps to finishing a undertaking, making it approachable for any child with an curiosity in exploring the glorious global of coding. So why ship your child to a camp after they can develop into a coding champ--right within the convenience of your lounge?

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Then press more than one button to make many commands run at the same time! CLEAN Erase your workspace by typing the clean command at the Command Center. Graphics are cleaned off, but the turtle stays. Make more buttons using the commands you know so far! Your Quick Draw looks something like this: 25 TIP To delete a turtle, right-click (Windows) or Controlclick (Mac) the turtle and select Delete from the pop-up menu. WRITE PROCEDURES A procedure is a new command you create. A procedure is really just a shortcut for a list of commands.

PUT COMMANDS TOGETHER To put commands together, type a short sequence of commands in the Command Center. This example shows ten commands. 23 TIP N W IT H CO D E FU You can adjust the areas of the MicroWorlds EX interface by grabbing any divider line and pulling it to make the areas bigger or smaller. One basic idea in coding is that commands are executed sequentially (in order) until a loop or branch is reached. We’ll look more closely at these three paths in Project 5! CREATE BUTTONS The Command Center is a good place to test out commands as you develop a program.

Remember, this is your plan for creating the game, not a flow chart of game operation. 50 Project 4 Space Race START A NEW PROJECT Begin Space Race by starting a new project: 1 2 Start MicroWorlds EX. On the yellow MicroWorlds EX startup screen, select Free Mode. A new project opens. 3 Type newprojectsize [400 600] in the Command Center. This creates a workspace similar to the screen of a mobile phone. APPLY A BACKGROUND Apply a space and planetary background to the game: 1 From the toolbar, click the Hide/Show Painting/Clipart button.

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