How to Explain Coding to a Grown-Up

Author: Ruth Spiro
Lower Age: 4
Upper Age: 8
Website: https://www.charlesbridge.com/products/how-to-explain-coding-to-a-grownup?_pos=1&_sid=bb8aca961&_ss=r
Price: $17.99
Year Added: 2023
Amazon URL: https://tinyurl.com/yw2d6wva
The book makes complicated programming topics accessible through the lens of a child explaining coding to an adult.
Many adults and even engineers struggle to understand programming. However, the book How to Explain Coding to a Grown-Up by Ruth Spiro makes complicated programming topics accessible through the lens of a child explaining coding to an adult. Functions are summarized by playing on a playset, while algorithm flowcharts are interspersed among the beautiful illustrations. Driving home core engineering competencies of computational thinking, logical thinking, and problem-solving, this beautifully written and illustrated book will be fun and informative for children and adults alike. ― A.R. Miller, Purdue Reviewer

Framework Categories

Engineering Tools and Processes (ETool)
Processes of Design (POD)
Issues, Solutions, and Impacts (ISI)
Apply SEM Knowledge (SEM)
Computational Thinking
Communication related to Engineering (Comm-Engr)

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