Parent reviews for Cargo-Bot

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Challenging puzzler teaches kids to think like programmers.
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Adult Written byKari S. April 5, 2017

Cute, but teaches questionable programming habits

I downloaded this app after teachers at my school were talking about using it with students to teach coding. My husband and I both have Computer Science backgrounds, and I have used both code.org and the Kibo robot with students to teach basic programming. We were disappointed to see that cargo-bot's programming structure allows for goto commands, creating infinite loops and spaghetti programming. The game prioritizes short code over properly structured code, awarding more stars for solutions that use fewer commands.

In short, while it is a fun puzzler, it teaches bad programming habits.

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