Synopses & Reviews
Announced just three years ago, The Big Fat Notebooks revolutionized the study guide for middle schoolers, and students, parents, and teachers responded--the series has over 3.1 million copies in print with sales escalating every year. Now introducing Everything You Need to Ace Coding and Computer Science, a sixth and essential new title with the potential to run hand-in-hand with--or even outrun--Math (over 1.3 million copies in print) and Science (925,000 copies in print) as the next critical STEM study guide.
Following the simple but powerful format of the previous Big Fat Notebooks, here's a study guide where readers will find the key concepts of coding and computer science easily digested and summarized with critical ideas highlighted, doodles that illuminate tricky concepts, mnemonics for easy, memorable shortcuts, and quizzes to recap it all. Kids will learn how websites are designed and created. Understand the fundamentals of coding. Learn how to read, write, and use code with Scratch, Python, HTML, and CSS. It covers the big concepts, like data, algorithms, and cybersecurity, and the nitty-gritty of the hands-on work of writing scripts or styling an image.
Written by Grant Smith, an educator, teacher-trainer, and consultant who helped fashion the latest curriculum standards for teaching computer science in K-12--and vetted by an award-winning computer-science teacher--this book is for every student who is either taking computer science in school or is a passionate extracurricular code warrior.
From the editors of Brain Quest, America's #1 educational bestseller
This Big Fat Notebook makes it all "sink in" with key concepts, mnemonic devices, definitions, diagrams, and doodles to help you understand computer science.
- Computing systems
- Binary code
- Computational thinking
- Loops, events, and procedures
- Programming in Scratch and Python
- Boolean Expressions
- Web development
- ...and more
The Big Fat Notebook
series is built on a simple and irresistible conceit--borrowing the notes from the smartest kid in class. Each book in the series meets Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and state history standards, and are vetted by National and State Teacher of the Year Award-winning teachers. They make learning fun and are the perfect next step for every kid who grew up on Brain Quest.