Puzzler's use of real code fills niche in crowded learn-to-code genre
Pros: Charming art mixed with serious programming challenges and a gradual learning curve.
Cons: Advanced students may find challenges move too slowly, and struggling students may need more than the included hints.
Bottom Line: A great intro to coding, with solid teacher support, gets students using real programming languages and digging into some meatier concepts than other early coding tools.
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