Teach Your Kids to Code: A Parent-Friendly Guide to Python Programming

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Python is a programming language made for computers. Programming (or coding) is very important these days since lots of people use the Internet every day, and the Internet wouldn’t exist without code! You can find Python used on websites such as Google Maps. Python has several categories of code. Variables hold changeable values. To assign a value to a variable, use the equal sign (=). The types of values are numbers (1, 2, 3, 4.5, etc.) and strings (“text”). Python’s math operators are +,-,*(multiplication), / (division), ** (power), and (). To get whole numbers from division, use .

Turtle graphics are a way of drawing in Python and were originally for the Logo programming language. You need to type “import turtle” to access turtle. Loops are set to do something over and over, and If statements only run if a condition is true. An else statement, which can only be used with an if statement, does the opposite. Next comes randomness, functions, and more.

This book would be great for kids eight and up and parents. It can be used for education, or just fun. I especially liked the detail the author used. It’s a great learning source – and a great read!

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Author Bryson Payne
Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 336 pages
Publisher No Starch Press
Publish Date 01-May-2015
ISBN 9781593276140
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Issue November 2015
Category Tweens


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