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Get Ahead in Computing: Awesome Algorithms & Creative Coding

Written by Clive Gifford

Part of the Get Ahead in Computing Series

Get Ahead in Computing: Awesome Algorithms & Creative Coding Synopsis

Discover how computers work and learn about computer coding languages. The bright and engaging book guides readers through clear explanations of binary code, simple algorithms and computer language. With real-life examples, readers learn about the development of coding using simple decision-making processes. Looks at programming languages that readers can use themselves, including Scratch and LOGO. 'Stretch Yourself' features give practical activities to help readers explore and test key principles. These 'try at home' examples help reinforce learning and are not linked to specific software or operating systems. 'True Story' features give real-world anecdotes from the world of information technology. 'Computer Hero' features look at the forerunners of digital technology that have paved the way for scientists today. A practical and much-needed resource for the KS1-2 computing curriculum exploring all aspects of computational thinking. The series breaks down this new curriculum subject into four titles covering key topics: computer science, algorithms & coding, applications & programs, and computer networks. Other titles in the series: The Science of Computers, Amazing Applications & Perfect Programs, and Computer Networks.

Get Ahead in Computing: Awesome Algorithms & Creative Coding Press Reviews

The series breaks down this new curriculum subject into four titles covering key topics ... a comprehensive look at a new subject * Parents In Touch * A useful title to support computing curriculum lessons and provides a great learning opportunity for all * School Librarian *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780750292184
Publication date: 11th February 2016
Author: Clive Gifford
Publisher: Wayland (Publishers) Ltd an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 32 pages

About Clive Gifford

Clive Gifford is the author of more than 150 children's books including Eye Benders, winner of the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize, Royal Society-nominated Out of This World and Cool Technology which won the School Library Association Information Book Award. His book, The Colours of History, won the Blue Peter Book Awards' Best Book With Facts. He has travelled through 70 countries, run a computer games company and taken part in all manner of sports from parachuting and gliding to Ultimate Frisbee. Clive's official website can be found at www.clivegifford.co.uk

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