[Edu-sig] Learning Math or Simulation with Python or Smalltalk

Arthur ajsiegel at optonline.net
Sat Aug 12 04:06:47 CEST 2006

Paul D. Fernhout wrote:

>One of the problems of teaching programming is that many kids need to 
>learn the very basics sometimes. For example, that is one reason learning 
>to play music at an early age may be better for building a programmer than 
>actually learning to program first. 
Nice to find something we wholeheartedly agree about.  I have said the 
same here before, almost in so many words. 

But it is actually a sensitive issue to me.  One of my few regrets - so 
far - as a parent,  is that I wasn't more pro-active in seeing my son 
exposed to the discipline of playing a musical instrument. Makes me sad.


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