We’re beginning to flesh out the details of more advanced Penjee coding challenges, ones that require loops.
We are adapting a Jeroo assignment , that I wrote for my student coders, and we are applying it to Penjee.
The goal of this assignment is straightforward : “Spell the letter Z’ by dropping Fish . Kids have to start with their Penguin in the top left, and use while loops to traverse travel in a “Z” pattern dropping fish.
This is one of many assignments that we will use twice. In the first pass, kids can code 3 separate loops , one for each part of the letter “Z”.
Then in a future unit, the students will need to code a single loop and use more complex boolean logic. Below is an example of 1 solution using multiple loops.