Questions tagged [programming]

Design and development of code that can be executed by a computer or a computational device to obtain a result of computation or carry out a specific task. Includes programmable robots, toys, programming games and applications such as Scratch. Does not include [video-games]. Synonyms: coding, software development, software engineering. For questions regarding computer use, including access, entertainment, and education, use [computer].

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Fun statistics to record about one's own children

new guy, here. Might stick around for a while, though, we'll see. I was perusing the Internet for ideas about variables to collect about one's own child(ren), that you can later present to said child(...
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Robot to get started with programming

When I was my daughter's age (gosh do I sound old already) I had a programmable robot. It had two actuated wheels, a wobbly wheel, and 16 keys. 9 keys were numbers from 1 to 9, the other keys were &...
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How early should you teach children how to code?

At what age should I expose my child to coding in order to see if they like it? Some argue that 5-6 years old is a good age to start coding (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6). I am looking for answers based on ...
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My son wants to do competitive programming

My son's in the 10th grade. In our country 10th and 12th grades have final exams. He says he want to do "competitive programming" and take part in IOI or something. That's okay. But he also ...
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Too much computer?

My teenager spends hours and hours on the computer doing "programming" "coding" and other web-design stuff. He spends hours on stackoverflow. How should I be monitoring this behavior and should I be ...
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Halloween Themed Activity [closed]

I am interested in a large scale Halloween Activity primarily young adults, I wanted to show some Halloween spirit so I picked the movie Rocky Horror Picture Show. I want to have the movie playing, ...
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What should I do with my daughter on Take Your Child to Work Day?

I'm a programmer and will be observing Take Your Child to Work Day with my four-year-old daughter, Thing1, on Thursday. I'm planning to get us dressed up, take her to breakfast and then bring her ...
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9yr old kid wants to learn programming, what's the best language to get him started? [closed]

OS doesn't matter - I can do Windows, Linux, etc. I'd prefer free (as in beer) software. The language itself is important, but it also matters if there are good simple tutorials available, etc. I ...
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What are some milestones a child should reach before learning programming?

I am going to buy a PC for my kid as a birthday present, so I'm thinking how to use it educationally. Of course, an obvious choice is teaching him how to program. I'm not asking what age should a kid ...
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