Code This!: Puzzles, Games, Challenges, and Computer Coding Concepts for the Problem Solver in You

Code This!: Puzzles, Games, Challenges, and Computer Coding Concepts for the Problem Solver in You

by Jennifer Szymanski

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Overview

Programming concepts come to life in this kid-friendly intro to the basics of computer science and coding, with puzzles, games, and quirky characters.

Welcome to the Coder Crew, where you're on a mission. You'll write algorithms to find hidden treasures, decode ciphers to read secret messages, create loops to program an expedition, and more. Along the way, you'll learn the art of figuring out how to do things in general. That's called computer science. You'll also learn the art of explaining something in particular. That's called programming, or coding.

Then you can put your skills to the test to help Cody the Robot. Whenever the Code This! Explorers need a hand, Cody is there to help. Unfortunately, this robot is very particular about the details. It can't simply collect a rare type of bacteria from a volcano. It needs step-by-step instructions on where to go, how to collect the bacteria, what bacteria to collect, and how to get back to the Explorers. Even more unfortunately, the Explorers are superbusy folks with a lot of cool stuff on their minds. That means they rarely give Cody the instructions it needs, which makes it want to totally short-circuit. That's where YOU come in to help Cody succeed at some of the trickiest, most awesome missions on Earth.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426334436
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication date: 08/27/2019
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 332,125
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

JENNIFER SZYMANSKI is a freelance science writer and editor. She specializes in writing materials that support both teachers and students in meeting national and state science standards, but she considers her "real" job to be helping students of all ages to connect science to everyday life. She lives with her family and pets near Pittsburgh, and can usually be found either outside or with her nose in a good book.

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