Matrix Computing for 11-14: Student Book 1
Publication date: 27/04/2017
Paperback: 176 pages
Author Alison Page, Author Diane Levine, Author Areti Bizior, and Author Steve Bunce
Suitable for: Students of computing or computer science in lower secondary school aged 11-14
Delivering the new KS3 National Curriculum for Computing, equipping students to use creative computational thinking, preparing them for GCSE and the digital world beyond.
Each strand within Matrix has clear progression:
Computational thinking: Understand logical processes and structures, and apply them to solving real life problems.
Programming with App Inventor: Create working apps for mobile phones and tablets using a visual programming language.
Data and the CPU: Learn the basics of binary maths and the electronics that makes a computer processor work.
Programming with Python: Learn a high-level programming language used by professional programmers.
Information technology: Understand the hardware and software that make up a computer system, and how to use them safely and responsibly.
Creative communication: Use technology creatively to make websites and other digital products.
Within each chapter, these Student Books offer a clear structure for teaching through:
Impactful and inspiring topic introductions with relevant and motivating discussion activities
Clear written objectives.