Mathematician and Computer Scientist Grace Hopper

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Have you ever taken something apart to see how it works? As a child, Grace Hopper took apart five alarm clocks in a row, trying to figure out how all the pieces fit together. As an adult, she joined the Naval Reserve during World War II and worked on the world’s first large-scale computer.

After the war, Hopper served on a committee organized by the Department of Defense to create a standard computer language. That language, Common Business-Oriented Language, or COBOL, quickly became popular. How did a curious little girl grow up to become the “Grandmother of COBOL”? Learn how her outstanding innovations changed the field of computer programming.

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Diversity, STEM
Copyright 2017
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™, LernerClassroom
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2016-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 6.3
BISACS JNF007120, JNF012000, JNF007090
Dewey 004.092
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 910
Guided Reading Level V
ATOS Reading Level 5.8
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 183060
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Glossary words bolded within text, Index, Sidebars, Source notes, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, Timeline, and eSource

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STEM Trailblazer Bios

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