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

  • Christopher Harris
  • Published By: Enslow Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1978510632
  • ISBN-13: 9781978510630
  • DDC: 005.1
  • 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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The dozen activities in this book don't require a computer, but will help readers become masters at computational thinking. This volume stars out with activities highlighting the necessity of giving clear, direct instructions. It continues to include instructions that introduce readers to concept of computer languages, commenting on codes, number systems, and the importance of binary in coding. Fun illustrations and informative sidebars help make the volume engaging, while back matter elements like a glossary and further reading section reinforce what readers have learned and offer ways to learn more about thinking like a coder.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Other Frontmatter.
1: The PB&J Project: Giving Clear Instructions.
2: Command Line Drawing.
3: Rules of the Coders.
4: IF You Can.
5: Build a Coding Mindset.
6: Commenting on Code.
7: Create Comments.
8: Find Your Match!.
9: It's Binary.
10: Speaking in Tones.
11: Number Systems Sort.
12: Testing Memory.
Answer Key.
Further Reading.