This week we went over basic concepts. We went over strings and puts and gets, integers, floats, conditionals and looping.
We reviewed the definition of a variable and about classes and objects. We wanted to first show classes and objects before getting to fundamentals of Ruby. We did this on purpose (putting together gosu games) so that kids would get excited about the possibilities.
This class on fundamentals went fairly well. I was concerned kids would be yawning with the lecture material. But we broke it down into a slide or two and an exercise, and that worked. The kids were really into it.
I was pleased with how well all of them did with the exercises. We will go over arrays and hashes next week and then back to gosu.
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