Variables – Overview

Introduction to Variables

Variables in programming languages can pose a number of challenges for students.  More than just a way to name values, variables have a number of additional properties, including scope, type, access, lifetime, and storage requirements.  These properties depend on the programming language in use and can be introduced to students over time as needed.  Nevertheless, a solid understanding of how variables work is important background for using other programming language constructions, such as loops.

Details about Variables

Here is a video that introduces the concept of variables and how variables work in computer science. Video Length: 10:15