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Great Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming Concepts
on August 23, 1998
I was looking for a way to introduce my students to object-oriented programming without scaring them out of the class in the first 10 minutes. Karel the Robot is a powerful aid to teaching because it has a very limited vocabulary, which is easily extensible and encourages students to build their own components quickly. It is a great way to introduce concepts that will be directly analogous in C++ and Java. The examples and problem sets in the book provide a rich resource of ideas. Although some of the concepts can difficult such as recursion, this is a great book for teaching structured logic to students from high school through collage level.