Simple coding game a fun intro to algorithms
Pros: Game teaches several basic programming concepts very well; moving Algo Bot around gives instant feedback.
Cons: Difficult to refer to scoring on past levels; supervising robot is mean to Algo Bot.
Bottom Line: This coding game is a fun and helpful introduction to basic algorithm development, but other resources will be needed for more depth.
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