Code Monkey

Published by Stavroula Sokoli on

ch73CodeMonkey aims to teach students skills like problem solving, multiple-step, critical and analytical thinking skills. Suitable for children from the age of 9 and up, although there are also younger users.

Students will help the monkey get his bananas back by writing lines of code in CoffeeScript, a real programming language used in the industry for developing web applications, mobile apps and games.

The free teacher trial gives access to:

  • 30 fun CodeMonkey Challenges
  • Our teacher dashboard
  • accounts for 30 students
  • Solutions to all challenges
  • Lesson plans

The programming language used in CodeMonkey is called CoffeeScript. It’s a language that compiles to JavaScript, and similarly to JavaScript it is used in the industry primarily for web applications. We chose this language for a few reasons, but mainly because of its friendly syntax, which resembles the way we write in English, compared to other programming languages.