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Science and Math Books
While STEM education may be an academic focus, any learning in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics develops a skill set that will help an individual address a wide range of problems they may encounter in life. An immersion into the world of science and math education provides a solid foundation for opportunities in healthcare research and development, tech innovations, infrastructure and the global economy. Take learning beyond classroom instruction by shopping at ThriftBooks ultimate selection of books covering astronomy, engineering, math, chemistry, coding and more.
Math, Tech and Science Books for Any Age
Science, math, and other STEM-based education doesn’t have age restrictions. In fact, teaching children mathematical and scientific concepts early on help develop key 21st-century skills. These skills will prepare children to move into a variety of industries more successfully once they have completed their formal education. As a whole, 21st skills that are highly desirable include:
- Social skills
- Media and technology literacy
- Critical thinking
Putting these skills in action leads to innovation, which is a crucial component of making further advancements in technology. Coding and programming are two aspects of tech innovation. At ThriftBooks, you will find books for every age, appropriately covering the science of math, introductions to coding and the relevance of technology to society. The low cost of our new and used science books makes it easy to stock your library with a variety of instructional guides and textbooks.
Coding and Programming Instruction
By introducing children to the concept of coding at an early age, more advanced topics won’t be as difficult to master in their later years. Coding is the language that makes technology work the way it has been designed. Coding is the way developers and programmers communicate with a computer. Coding is necessary for website development, processing data, operating robotic equipment and so much more. Thanks to the selection of STEM books at ThriftBooks, everyone can learn more about the importance of coding.
For children between grades one to six, “How To Code: A Step-By-Step Guide to Computer Coding” by Max Wainewright is the perfect start in computer languages. Need something for younger students? Randy Lynn has written “Coding Concepts for Kids” targeting ages five to seven. There are plenty of other choices for older students and adult learners, including the middle school directed “ Everything You Need To Ace Computer Science and Coding in One Big Fat Notebook” by Workman Publishing. More advanced learners can get a thorough immersion into coding from “The Self-Taught Coding: The Definitive Guide to Computer Coding” by Muzec Adem.
Advanced Mathematics Instruction
In addition to getting a start in STEM through introductory books and guides, college coursework can further advance learning in this field. High school students and college applicants may need some extra help understanding complex mathematical concepts in order to prepare for entrance exams or pass standardized tests like the ACT, SAT and GRE. ThriftBooks carries a huge selection of mathematics books covering topics like physics, calculus, geometry and more. The AP prep book selection is sure to cover any tutorial needs in the area of STEM instruction.
Give the Gift of Knowledge
If you have a hard time finding STEM-related gifts for your eager learner or curious child, why not give the gift of knowledge? Shopping the online selection of new and used books opens new doors in gift-giving, as the gift of knowledge is priceless. You can help hone their skills to be successful in a tech-centered world and develop a sense of confidence and accomplishment. With our ReadingRewards loyalty program, you can quickly turn buying books into an exciting adventure that earns free book credits. Shop our STEM selection today.