Learn Coding Basics By Baking A Cake In Charming ‘Code A Cake’ Web Game
By Mikelle Leow, 08 Apr 2020
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In the future, coding will become a necessary skill. Presently, there is already an array of toys geared to instill programming sequences in young children’s minds. Schools in certain parts of the world are also making it part of students’ compulsory syllabus.
Fret not if you missed out on this education. Everybody starts from somewhere, and there are numerous tools you can use online that teach programming basics for free. For British multinational telecommunications firm BT, programming is “a lot like baking a cake,” so if you’ve done that it’s already a step forward.
Its new Code A Cake online game likens coding to making a cake from scratch, and breaks the process down to three essential steps: sequencing, variables, and looping.
You’ll start at a bakery, where you’ll help a robot bake a cake. You’ll then have to place the ingredients into a mixing bowl in the right order (that’s sequencing), set the temperature and timer on the oven when the batter’s ready to go (variables), and decorate your masterpiece (piping buttercream requires repetition, also known as looping).
Once you’re happy with your digital cake, you can even print out a recipe to bake the real deal, which also includes programming steps.
While people are baking or picking up new skills to cope with self-isolation, this therapeutic game ties the two together. Play it here.
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We're cooking up code in our robot bakery with Code a Cake. 🤖🎂 A fun way kids and parents can learn coding skills . Empowering them with the digital skills they need for the future . Go to bt.com/codeacake to code your own cake . #codeacake
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