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The many available options can lead to confusion, particularly for beginners, parents, and teachers without a strong technical background.Different items in the above list are best suited to students of different ages with different backgrounds.

In this collection, I will attempt to provide the information needed to helpbeginners, parents, and teachers alike sort through the options in order to navigate apath that makes sense for each particular beginner.

Although my recommendation may change over time as new tools and resources become available, as of May 2013, my recommended path is as follows:

  1. Begin with Scratch 2.0 . You can read more about Scratch and some of the other items on my recommended path in thesections that follow. By the time that you finish with Scratch, you should be able to create programs to solve the Blockly maze puzzles . They will test your knowledge of certain aspects of programming logic.
  2. When you are comfortable with Scratch, complete the following free online course: Codecademy JavaScript . If you are really ambitious, you might also want to complete Codecademy Ruby .
  3. Once you complete the Codecademy JavaScript course, take a temporary departure from programming and learn about another form of coding by completing the following free online course: Codecademy Web Fundamentals .
  4. At this point, you will need to graduate into the use of a compiled type-sensitive programming language. My recommendation is to complete all ofthe Programming Fundamentals modules at Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) with Java .
  5. Next you should take a look at the Objects First module at Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) with Java .
  6. Following that, you should study the modules in ITSE 2321 , ITSE 2317 , GAME 2302 , and Anatomy of a Game Engine at Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) with Java .

There are many other resources in the above list that are worth pursuing. However, once you reach the end of this recommended path , you will be sufficiently wellinformed that you will no longer need my recommendations to help you chart your path forward.

Programming knowledge requirements

Several years ago, I extracted information from various Texas State documents in an attempt to get a handle on the minimum level of programming knowledge thatis required for students to graduate from a Texas high school with one or more courses in computer science. By organizingthat material, I came up with the list in Appendix A as the minimum list of items that must be understood by the graduating student.

Won't cover the first three items

I probably won't attempt to cover the first three items in the list in Appendix A . Instead, I will recommend that you go on the web or go to a used bookstore to purchaseand then study the first few chapters of any one of hundreds of textbooks on programming fundamentals that have been published in the past twenty years that cover those items. Thatmaterial hasn't changed much in twenty years so it doesn't need to be a new textbook. Furthermore, that material is generally independent of the programminglanguage being used, so it doesn't even need to be a textbook for a specific programming language.

Questions & Answers

how do they get the third part x = (32)5/4
kinnecy Reply
can someone help me with some logarithmic and exponential equations.
Jeffrey Reply
sure. what is your question?
ninjadapaul
20/(×-6^2)
Salomon
okay, so you have 6 raised to the power of 2. what is that part of your answer
ninjadapaul
I don't understand what the A with approx sign and the boxed x mean
ninjadapaul
it think it's written 20/(X-6)^2 so it's 20 divided by X-6 squared
Salomon
I'm not sure why it wrote it the other way
Salomon
I got X =-6
Salomon
ok. so take the square root of both sides, now you have plus or minus the square root of 20= x-6
ninjadapaul
oops. ignore that.
ninjadapaul
so you not have an equal sign anywhere in the original equation?
ninjadapaul
Commplementary angles
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Sherica
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Uday
what is a good calculator for all algebra; would a Casio fx 260 work with all algebra equations? please name the cheapest, thanks.
Kevin Reply
a perfect square v²+2v+_
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algebra 2 Inequalities:If equation 2 = 0 it is an open set?
Kim Reply
or infinite solutions?
Kim
The answer is neither. The function, 2 = 0 cannot exist. Hence, the function is undefined.
Al
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Nancy Reply
rolling four fair dice and getting an even number an all four dice
ramon Reply
Kristine 2*2*2=8
Bridget Reply
Differences Between Laspeyres and Paasche Indices
Emedobi Reply
No. 7x -4y is simplified from 4x + (3y + 3x) -7y
Mary Reply
is it 3×y ?
Joan Reply
J, combine like terms 7x-4y
Bridget Reply
how do you translate this in Algebraic Expressions
linda Reply
Need to simplify the expresin. 3/7 (x+y)-1/7 (x-1)=
Crystal Reply
. After 3 months on a diet, Lisa had lost 12% of her original weight. She lost 21 pounds. What was Lisa's original weight?
Chris Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
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Cied
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
Porter
many many of nanotubes
Porter
what is the k.e before it land
Yasmin
what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
Cesar
I'm interested in nanotube
Uday
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
Ramkumar Reply
what is nano technology
Sravani Reply
what is system testing?
AMJAD
preparation of nanomaterial
Victor Reply
Yes, Nanotechnology has a very fast field of applications and their is always something new to do with it...
Himanshu Reply
good afternoon madam
AMJAD
what is system testing
AMJAD
what is the application of nanotechnology?
Stotaw
In this morden time nanotechnology used in many field . 1-Electronics-manufacturad IC ,RAM,MRAM,solar panel etc 2-Helth and Medical-Nanomedicine,Drug Dilivery for cancer treatment etc 3- Atomobile -MEMS, Coating on car etc. and may other field for details you can check at Google
Azam
anybody can imagine what will be happen after 100 years from now in nano tech world
Prasenjit
after 100 year this will be not nanotechnology maybe this technology name will be change . maybe aftet 100 year . we work on electron lable practically about its properties and behaviour by the different instruments
Azam
name doesn't matter , whatever it will be change... I'm taking about effect on circumstances of the microscopic world
Prasenjit
how hard could it be to apply nanotechnology against viral infections such HIV or Ebola?
Damian
silver nanoparticles could handle the job?
Damian
not now but maybe in future only AgNP maybe any other nanomaterials
Azam
Hello
Uday
I'm interested in Nanotube
Uday
this technology will not going on for the long time , so I'm thinking about femtotechnology 10^-15
Prasenjit
can nanotechnology change the direction of the face of the world
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At high concentrations (>0.01 M), the relation between absorptivity coefficient and absorbance is no longer linear. This is due to the electrostatic interactions between the quantum dots in close proximity. If the concentration of the solution is high, another effect that is seen is the scattering of light from the large number of quantum dots. This assumption only works at low concentrations of the analyte. Presence of stray light.
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the Beer law works very well for dilute solutions but fails for very high concentrations. why?
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