Mia the Mermaid
Computer Science for the Real World
Anyone can learn computer science, even at the elementary school level. This book delves into the essential computer science concept of data analysis using age-appropriate language and colorful illustrations. A meaningful storyline is paired with an accessible curricular topic to engage and excite readers. This book introduces readers to a relatable character and familiar situation, which demonstrates how data analysis is used in everyday life. Readers will follow a mermaid named Mia as she counts the different kinds of fish around her and compares their quantities. This fiction title is paired with the nonfiction title I Count Fish (ISBN: 9781538351901). The instructional guide on the inside front and back covers provides: Vocabulary, Background knowledge, Text-dependent questions, Whole class activities, and Independent activities.