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Beginner Textbook

M_M
Hi,

I am looking for a simple text book to introduce 13 to 18 year olds to
python programming. Suggestion?

New to python.
Aug 15 '06 #1
7 2004
Introducing 13 year olds to a programming language? You're gonna have
a hard time finding good literature for that. Even if you do, it's
going to cost a lot of time to guide them.

"Beginning Python: From Novice to Professional" by Magnus Lee Hetland
might be a good choice. ISBN: 159059519X.

Michiel

Op 15-aug-2006, om 14:48 heeft M_M het volgende geschreven:
Hi,

I am looking for a simple text book to introduce 13 to 18 year olds to
python programming. Suggestion?

New to python.
--
http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/python-list
Aug 15 '06 #2
M_M wrote:
I am looking for a simple text book to introduce 13 to 18 year olds to
python programming. Suggestion?
If they're Germans: Python für Kids
http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/3826...lance&n=299956

or Python Programming for the Absolute Beginner
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/159...lance&n=283155
which seems to use a game as demo project.

Daniel
Aug 15 '06 #3
M_M
Michiel Sikma wrote:
Introducing 13 year olds to a programming language? You're gonna have a
hard time finding good literature for that. Even if you do, it's going
to cost a lot of time to guide them.

"Beginning Python: From Novice to Professional" by Magnus Lee Hetland
might be a good choice. ISBN: 159059519X.

Michiel

Op 15-aug-2006, om 14:48 heeft M_M het volgende geschreven:
>Hi,

I am looking for a simple text book to introduce 13 to 18 year olds to
python programming. Suggestion?

New to python.
--http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/python-list
Thanks - a very bright lot of 13 year olds- need the challenge!
Aug 15 '06 #4

Op 15-aug-2006, om 15:16 heeft M_M het volgende geschreven:
Thanks - a very bright lot of 13 year olds- need the challenge!
--
http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/python-list
I think that every 13 year old should be taught Python. It's an
extremely intuitive language that can mean a lot to their
understanding of the workings of computers. Or at least a whole lot
more than just the basic Microsoft Word stuff...

Actually, I might take back what I said earlier. I'm sure that
they'll do just fine after a few lessons. I was able to make my 14
year old sister understand a C program that converts Fahrenheit to
Celsius, afterall... :)

Michiel
Aug 15 '06 #5

M_M wrote:
Michiel Sikma wrote:
Introducing 13 year olds to a programming language? You're gonna have a
hard time finding good literature for that. Even if you do, it's going
to cost a lot of time to guide them.

"Beginning Python: From Novice to Professional" by Magnus Lee Hetland
might be a good choice. ISBN: 159059519X.

Michiel

Op 15-aug-2006, om 14:48 heeft M_M het volgende geschreven:
Hi,

I am looking for a simple text book to introduce 13 to 18 year olds to
python programming. Suggestion?

New to python.
--http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/python-list
Thanks - a very bright lot of 13 year olds- need the challenge!
There's a book called "Learning with Python: How to Think Like a
Computer Scientist" that's geared towards high schoolers. It may be
perfect for your students, depending on what you're looking for. In any
case, here's a link:
http://greenteapress.com/thinkpython/

Aug 15 '06 #6
M_M wrote:
Hi,

I am looking for a simple text book to introduce 13 to 18 year olds to
python programming. Suggestion?

New to python.
This might be good for your needs. It teaches the basics of computer
science using Python:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/188...621520?ie=UTF8
Aug 15 '06 #7

M_M wrote:
Hi,

I am looking for a simple text book to introduce 13 to 18 year olds to
python programming. Suggestion?

New to python.
On the Python site is a list of tutorials on this page:
http://wiki.python.org/moin/Beginner...NonProgrammers, towards the
end of the page you'll find a few entries for younger students. Good
luck!

Aug 15 '06 #8

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