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The power of computational thinking

Paul Curzon

The power of computational thinking

games, magic and puzzles to help you become a computational thinker

by Paul Curzon

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Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Educational games,
  • Cognitive science,
  • Computational learning theory

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-215) and index.

    StatementPaul Curzon, Peter W. McOwan, Queen Mary University of London, UK
    ContributionsMcOwan, Peter W., author
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQ325.7 .C87 2017
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 220 pages
    Number of Pages220
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26933525M
    ISBN 101786341832, 1786341840
    ISBN 109781786341839, 9781786341846
    LC Control Number2016035729
    OCLC/WorldCa988831300


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