Build Your Algorithm Skills

Build Your Algorithm Skills

by Christopher Harris


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781978510746
Publisher: Enslow Publishing
Publication date: 08/15/2019
Series: Unplugged Activities for Future Coders
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 9 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

Algorithm Alphabet 6

Coding the 100 Game 9

Flowcharted 12

Personal Chat Bot 15

Game Redesign 19

Conway's Game of Life on Paper 23

Control the Flow 27

Mechanical Drawing 30

Pre-Programmed Charades 33

Turtle Tasks 35

Loop Drawing 38

The Game Plan 41

Answer Key 43

Glossary 45

Further Reading 46

Index 47

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