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Coding for Kids For Dummies

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Table of Contents

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

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.


"..informative and easy to understand without feeling like it was condescending.." (Larger Family Life, August 2015) "Coding For Kids can be used as a source of ideas in its own right.." (Teach Secondary, November 2015) "It's worth getting the book because the project ideas are quite good... I found the projects not only interesting and innovative, but also with readable instructions!" (, January 2016)

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