update on Pythonic High School curriculum writing
Here's an updated link to my open source curriculum writing. https://nbviewer.jupyter.org/github/4dsolutions/elite_school/blob/master/Hom... Pythonic High School Math one might call it, with bridges to other STEAM topics, and thence to PATH. [1] I introduce folks to my Notebooks using nbviewer because the native Github rendering is less thorough i.e. LaTeX is not interpreted. LaTeX, Git, SQL... all important high school topics. Kirby [1] I'm not sure how much PATH caught on after Andrew Hacker used it in The Math Myth. An attempt to map the Humanities with four letters, copying the STEM idea (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics for those of you not using this namespace). I've customized PATH to mean Philosophy Anthropology Theater History, with Theater having an expanded meaning ("all the world is a stage"). Then the local custom is to expand STEM to STEAM saying A is for Art and claiming here's a way to bridge the CP Snow Chasm twixt the Sciences and the Humanities. My wrinkle is to use A for Anthropology (which includes Art in my account) and to intersect on this ScienceHumanities topic (the study of we humans and our many subcultures i.e. cults).
Hi Kirby! Loving all your Jupyter posts! I used to be very immersed in the 'lambda' calculus side of things as I taught CS Honors aka Computer Math since the 1980s as a prerequisite to AP CSA/AB. CSH taught several topics in Discrete Mathematics using various incarnations of BASIC and homegrown curricula then we switched to Python over a decade ago using Gary Litvin's awesome Discrete Math texts. CSA was using Pascal and C++ for several years before the switch to Java and we covered several Discrete Math topics there as well. You are correct, however, that my blog is focused on 'delta' calculus of late as I finally 'graduated' from teaching High School Math and have been teaching Multivariable Calculus for some time now at the local college. So, I finally bit the bullet this summer and converted all my SAGE notes for that course to Jupyter Notebooks! I'm loving matplotlib, numpy and sympy! I really enjoy using markdown and latex instead of plain old hashtag comments as well. The latest 2 posts on my blog, http://shadowfaxrant.blogspot.com, detail my summer project if you are interested. BTW, thanx for mentioning my blog in your last post! Be well,Al A. Jorge García Applied Math, Physics & CSNassau Community College http://shadowfaxrant.blogspot.com http://www.patreon.com/calcpage2020
Hi Al,
I'm glad you picked up on that link back to Shadowfax. I've finally picked
up on your initial A. and added that to the hyperlink [1]. I consider this
hardwiring into a sort of textbook (more like a trade book in some respects
 what's a Jupyter Notebook by genre anyway?) and am happy to showcase
contemporaries hoeing the same row (as in "a tough row to hoe") mas o
meno. You've been stellar, bar none.
I operate a lot on the Humanities side, conventionally across a chasm from
STEM (C.P. Snow). A chasm better bridged by my curriculum, which I shop
through my Quaker contacts, hoping to start a next chapter in the Quaker
schools story. They've had a reputation for excellence, e.g. Sidwell.
Pythonic high school math might soon be a thing at some of our brick and
mortar schools. In the meantime, I'm already teaching online (small
classes, good ratio).
Kirby
[1] the pipeline is such that changes on localhost, git pushed to the repo,
won't show up on nbviewer until maybe the next day, given various caches
and buffers along the route.
On Fri, Aug 20, 2021 at 11:10 AM calcpage@aol.com
Hi Kirby!
Loving all your Jupyter posts!
I used to be very immersed in the 'lambda' calculus side of things as I taught CS Honors aka Computer Math since the 1980s as a prerequisite to AP CSA/AB. CSH taught several topics in Discrete Mathematics using various incarnations of BASIC and homegrown curricula then we switched to Python over a decade ago using Gary Litvin's awesome Discrete Math texts. CSA was using Pascal and C++ for several years before the switch to Java and we covered several Discrete Math topics there as well.
You are correct, however, that my blog is focused on 'delta' calculus of late as I finally 'graduated' from teaching High School Math and have been teaching Multivariable Calculus for some time now at the local college. So, I finally bit the bullet this summer and converted all my SAGE notes for that course to Jupyter Notebooks! I'm loving matplotlib, numpy and sympy! I really enjoy using markdown and latex instead of plain old hashtag comments as well. The latest 2 posts on my blog, http://shadowfaxrant.blogspot.com, detail my summer project if you are interested.
BTW, thanx for mentioning my blog in your last post!
Be well, Al
A. Jorge García Applied Math, Physics & CS Nassau Community College http://shadowfaxrant.blogspot.com http://www.patreon.com/calcpage2020
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