ERIC Number: ED248867
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
TLC for Growing Minds. Microcomputer Projects. Advanced Projects for Adults.
Taitt, Henry A.
Designed to improve students' thinking, learning, and creative skills while they learn to program a microcomputer in BASIC programing language, this book for advanced learners at the high school/adult level provides a variety of microcomputer activities designed to extend the concepts learned in the accompanying instructional manuals (volumes 3 and 4). These activities require students to apply those concepts to challenging problems which need original and creative solutions. Each activity includes introductory information; a program to enter, run, and observe; and challenges to change or use the program. Projects include creating or modifying programs that will create and sum random numbers; print all combinations of two letters; calculate the cost of a telegram; produce three- and four-letter words; use a binary counting system; produce a seating chart; convert hexadecimal numbers into decimal numbers and vice versa; save a set of data using a database; display one of six groups of data; accept letters as input but display numbers on the screen; alphabetize groups of words; draw a simple spaceship; display a birthday message; create a personal logo and a fancy title page that allows easy change of the date and the program names; and check ISBN numbers. (LMM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Computer Graphics, Computer Science Education, Computer Software, Input Output Devices, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Microcomputers, Problem Solving, Programing, Programing Languages, Secondary Education
Creative Learning Association, Inc., RR#4, Box 330, Charleston, IL 61920 ($9.95 per copy; quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: BASIC Programing Language; Computer Games
Note: Reproducibility may be limited due to use of colored paper throughout the document. For related documents, see IR 011 306-311, IR 011 314-316, and IR 011 318.