Teach Kids How To Code: Turing Put Command Test

Turing Programming Language

Turing is a programming language that was written with high schools in mind which makes it ideal as a first language. The Turing Put Command Test Resource lets kids demonstrate their mastery with the put command.

Turing Put Command Test

Can they control screen output? This package tests their knowledge and understanding of the concepts and skills taught in these resource packages: the Turing Put Command, Turing Put Command Syntax.

What Do Kids Need To Already Know?

These concepts were covered in the Turing Put Command and Turing Put Command Syntax Resources:

✔ Main Program
✔ User-Defined Procedures
✔ Source Code, Compiled Code
✔ Code Organization
✔ Programmer Comments
✔ Syntax Errors
✔ Logic Errors
✔ KISS (Keep It Simple Student)
✔ User-Friendly Program Design
✔ Arithmetic Operators
✔ Turing put Command:
◆ string vs numeric output
◆ , (comma)
◆ .. (dot dot)
◆ :xx (spacing)
◆ controlling string output
◆ controlling numeric output

What Do Teachers/Parents Need To Know?

The best thing about these resources is that you can learn along with the kids. There are also some Turing blog posts that you might be interested in.

Suggested Timeline

It should take most students two 75 minute periods to complete the test. Allocate one period for the test review, and one for the test.

Print & Digital Format Package

This package was originally created for classroom use. However, it now allows teachers to use the student handout in either an LMS system or emailed directly to students.

This package includes:

✔ A Package Description
✔ Test Solutions
✔ 2 PowerPoint⭐ Review Lessons
✔ 4 Versions of a Put Command Test
◆ 4 Alternate Versions with a KICA* marking scheme
✔ 4 Code Solution Test Files

⭐ PowerPoint presentations can easily be converted to Google Slides and vice versa. For more information check out these videos:

Google Classroom: Convert PowerPoint Presentations to Google Slides
Microsoft OneDrive: Convert Google Slides to PowerPoint Presentations

turing-put-command-unit Turing Put Command: Full Unit

Why not go all the way? The full unit is discounted by 20%.

✔ Turing Put Command
✔ Turing Put Command Syntax
✔ Turing Put Command Exit Ticket/Culminating Activity
✔ Turing Put Command Test (4 versions)

View a preview video of this unit!

Resources UPDATED September 2020.

What’s The Next Unit?

Unit 2 introduces Turing graphics commands. Turing may be an older language but it has great graphics capabilities. It uses the positive quadrant of the Cartesian plane to draw which is a great way to reinforce co-ordinate math.