Teaching programming concepts to kids

Michael Halcrow mike at halcrow.us
Sat Nov 11 11:51:54 MST 2006


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On Sat, Nov 11, 2006 at 10:20:19AM -0700, Dave Smith wrote:
> Last thought: There is one concept that *must* be shown to would-be
> programmers to help them make the leap from writing a list of
> instructions to actual programming, and that is this:
> 
>   i = i + 1

Thus are young minds irreversably corrupted.

The correct concept to teach, of course, is f(i) := f(i) + 1.

Mike
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                         Michael A. Halcrow                          
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To know recursion, you must first know recursion.

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