Spotlight on Kids Can Code: Understanding Coding Through Simulations, 1st Edition

  • Patricia Harris Murdoch University
  • Published By: Powerkids Press
  • ISBN-10: 1499429096
  • ISBN-13: 9781499429091
  • DDC: 003.3
  • Grade Level Range: 3rd Grade - 8th Grade
  • 24 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released August 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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Simulations help people understand large, complex problems using smaller, simpler models. This book delves into the history and thinking behind simulations. Readers will learn about Georg Leopold von Reiswitz’s development of a Kriegsspiel for military training, and other major developments. This volume also gives examples of ways that simulations can be useful, and discusses data sources. A concluding simple simulation will round out the learning experience, and encourage readers to create their own simulation. Sidebars and photographs accompany the text to aid readers in their exploration of simulations.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: What Are Simulations?.
2: Kriegsspiel.
3: Computer Game Simulations.
4: Simulations and Reality.
5: Training Military and Police.
6: Simulations in Different Fields.
7: Build Your World.
8: Building a Simulation.
9: Garbage in, Garbage Out.
10: Write Your Own Simulations.