I've been thinking about starting a calculator programming club at my school. Most of the kids who will be in the club will have a little bit of know-how but not much. So does anyone have any good starter programs that I could walk them through? Something harder than a Quadratic Formula program, but not one that uses mazes or anything with "getkey". I'd talk them through If>Then>Else>End statements, For(, While, and Repeat loops, basic logic and maybe some drawing features like Line(, Circle( or PxlOn(. Just looking for some program that ties all of these things into one big example. Thanks-CalcKid
First, teach them "Hello World". That is something you are obligated to do whenever teaching programming.
A good program would be a graphical Hangman. You can use Line() and Circle() to display the hanging block and the person.
Draw the screen and show the information like the person, the part of the word that's been guessed, and the available letters. Pause it. When the user unpauses, have them input the next letter. (Or you can use Horiz mode.)
And you could use that to move onto the next subject, getKey. Present getKey as an alternate input method for letters, then suggest further uses of getKey.
idk how to get them to use pxlOn(), though…
A couple example programs would be like a 'Guess the number' game using input, output, labels, and logic statements, or maybe even a a simple program where you input a string and it outputs it in reverse using the length( command.
I would take a look at this.
Thanks everybody for your ideas. I post back in a few weeks on how the club is going