ERIC Number: ED248863
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
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TLC for Growing Minds. Microcomputer Projects. Junior High Projects for Volumes 3 & 4.
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 intermediate learners at the junior high 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 a program to enter, run, and observe, and a challenge requiring use of a principle taught in the related instructional manuals. Changes to clarify the use of a new principle are included for some projects. Activities include: creating programs that ask for the first name of a person to be guessed; print on the screen only those numbers that can be divided evenly by 7; store random numbers; store 5 random integers in an array; print all the whole numbers from 1 to 10 and print a star next to those numbers that are even multiples of 3; print the message EVEN or ODD after each number from 1 to 10; and display a small spaceship on the screen. A final superchallenge asks students to create and save several subprograms that can be combined to form the start of a game. (Author/LMM)
Descriptors: Computer Graphics, Computer Science Education, Computer Software, Input Output Devices, Instructional Materials, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Mathematics, Microcomputers, Problem Solving, Programing, Programing Languages
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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