Unplugged Activities for Future Coders: Build Your Algorithm Skills, 1st Edition

  • Christopher Harris
  • Published By: Enslow Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1978510756
  • ISBN-13: 9781978510753
  • DDC: 794.8
  • Grade Level Range: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
  • 48 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released October 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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From the simplest applications to the largest networking centers, algorithms are the heartbeat of computer science. The beauty of computers is their ability to automate processes, and algorithms are the tools coders use to make that possible. They employ core computational thinking skills, including logic and problem solving to make software tick. Through a series of thoughtful activities, readers will learn what algorithms are, what they are used for, and how to make their own algorithms using pseudocode and flowcharts. These interactive, game-like projects provide an accessible path to understanding algorithms, even with little or no computer science experience.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Other Frontmatter.
1: Algorithm Alphabet.
2: Coding the 100 Game.
3: Flowcharted.
4: Personal Chat Bot.
5: Game Redesign.
6: Conway's Game of Life on Paper.
7: Control the Flow.
8: Mechanical Drawing.
9: Pre-Programmed Charades.
10: Turtle Tasks.
11: Loop Drawing.
12: The Game Plan.
Answer Key.
Further Reading.