This paper describes the Bricklayer Ecosystem - a freely-available online educational ecosystem created for people of all ages and coding backgrounds. Bricklayer is designed in accordance with a "low-threshold infinite ceiling" philosophy and has been successfully used to teach coding to primary school students, middle school students, university freshmen, and in-service secondary math teachers. Bricklayer programs are written in the functional programming language SML and, when executed, create 2D and 3D artifacts. These artifacts can be viewed using a variety of third-party tools such as LEGO® Digital Designer (LDD), LDraw, Minecraft clients, Brickr, as well as STereoLithography viewers.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science, EPTCS|
|State||Published - Nov 26 2016|
|Event||5th International Workshop on Trends in Functional Programming in Education, TFPIE 2016 and 4th International Workshop on Trends in Functional Programming in Education, TFPIE 2015 - College Park, United States|
Duration: Jun 7 2015 → …
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