AlgoBot: Fun Way to Introduce Computer Science Algorithms

Illustration of AlgoBot robot as students control.

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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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