Turtle Coding Course:
Learn Programming Through Art
The Turtle Coding course is an excellent visual introduction to Python programming. Students create beautiful objects including pendants, mosaics, ornaments, cookie cutters, round containers, vases and even chess figures. Their creations can be printed on 3D printers and cut out of wood or plastiic on laser cutters. While writing programs for the Turtle, students become proficient in using variables, loops and functions as well as in Python code syntax, formatting and debugging. The course requires the knowledge of elementary geometry including angles, lengths, polygons, circles and arcs, therefore the recommended minimum age is 11 years. There is no upper age limit and there are many adults and lifelong learners who enjoy the course as K-12 students do.