So You Want to Learn to Program?

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This e-book gives an introduction to programming in the BASIC language for middle to high school students. It can be used as:

*a nine or 18 week-long introduction to programming

*a brief introduction to programming concepts

*an introduction to data structures for non-programmers

* a brief programming project for database or networking courses.

The book uses the freely-available BASIC-256 language, starting with fundamentals including navigation of the programming interface. The chapters cover:

*Drawing basic shapes
*Sound and music
*Computational thinking
*String operations and input
*Selection and logic
*Loops
*Custom graphics, images and sprites
*Functions and subroutines
*Mouse and keyboard control
*Printing
*Arrays and lists
*Maths operations
*Files
*Error handling
*Database connections
*Network operations

The e-book is suitable for classroom use or for independent study.

This resource was provided by James M. Reneau.

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