Teaches children how to create driving games on a computer using Scratch in a fun way, and in easy steps.
This is a new title in the children’s series The QuestKids that is designed to make learning fun for children.
This is the UK English edition.
80 pages / A4
By: Max Wainewright
Publication date: November 2021
Coding with Scratch – Create Fantastic Driving Games is a must for all fans of driving games, cars and anyone who wants to improve their coding. It shows how to:
- Use code to make a series of driving games including parking, racing, scrolling and two player games.
- Discover new coding techniques and how to design your own game levels.
- Create your own cars and tracks.
- Use variables to keep the score and to store the speed in your games.
- Add sounds and create your own code blocks and functions.
Suitable for beginners but with lots of tips, challenges, and extensions for experienced Scratch coders.
To create the games in this book, children will need a desktop computer or a laptop. The games require a proper keyboard so will not work well on a tablet or iPad. It is recommended that children should be supervised when using the internet, especially when using a new website.
About the Author
Max Wainewright is an experienced computing teacher and has taught in the UK and in Singapore. Max has worked with national government agencies and local councils to support and inspect technology in schools. He teaches coding part-time in a London primary school, and runs an innovation group supporting other local schools. Max has a Computer Science degree and has significant experience of working in the EdTech industry. He co-founded one of the most successful small UK EdTech companies, and developed award-winning software that has been used by over 90% of UK primary schools. He has provided his expertise as an Educational Software consultant for major companies including Discovery and LEGO. Max has written dozens of books teaching kids to code. Many of these are top-sellers, reaching 100,000s of kids, and have been translated into over 20 languages.