ERIC Number: ED248862
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
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TLC for Growing Minds. APPLE II Programming Manual, Volume 6.
Designed to improve students' thinking, learning, and creative skills while they learn to program a microcomputer in BASIC programing language, this instructional manual for advanced learners provides a brief section of information for each new topic together with a sample program to enter, run on the computer, and observe; a suggested change to clarify the principle being taught, and a challenge requiring use of the new principles. Each chapter includes a review. A chapter on high resolution graphics covers the commands HGR; HCOLOR; HPLOT X, Y; HPLOT X1,Y1 TO X2,Y2; HGR2; and PDL(X). Directions given for making a shape table include making a shape definition and a shape index, putting the shape table into memory, and using the commands CALL-151 and HIMEM. Commands for using shape tables in a program are also explained, i.e., SCALE; ROT; DRAW N AT X,Y; and XDRAW N AT X,Y. Other commands described, including those for storing shape tables on disk, are BSAVE, BLOAD, COPYA, LOCK, and UNLOCK. A reference chart displays commands and their functions, and an appendix lists hexadecimals. Separate color coded project books for junior high and high school/adult students are available for this manual. (Author/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
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