Code This!: Puzzles, Games, Challenges, and Computer Coding Concepts for the Problem Solver in You (Hardcover)
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.
"A puzzle-based introduction to computer-programming concepts.This computer coding book immediately sets itself apart by not using computers at all. Instead, readers write codes and complete puzzles by pencil and paper, play games in real life, and even do some arts and crafts...Appealingly, this positive, highly accessible coding guide needs no computers." -- Kirkus
"Concepts such as algorithms, optimization, constraints, cryptology, and binary code are introduced with fun and workable hands-on activities...A strength of this title is its clarity. The conversational tone is perfect for the intended age range. VERDICT An applicable resource for intro to coding clubs at schools or libraries. An engaging introduction to basic and intermediate fundamentals of computer science and coding through various screen-free activities."—School Library Journal