[Edu-sig] another edu-sig page textbook (suggesting to AR)

kirby urner kirby.urner at gmail.com
Mon Apr 27 18:15:14 CEST 2009

Both, per the back cover:

Some students may choose to study AP Computer Science in high school,
or major in CS in college.  Others may decide to go into math,
science, law, art, social sciences, or humanities.  Regardless of your
goals, Mathematics for the Digital Age and Programming in Python will
help you gain a better understanding of the computerized world around

... definitely looking at high school in Oregon, on a math track, not
a CS track per se, as the Silicon Forest lobby here is working with
our state legislature to have discrete math alternatives that segue to
college and private industry tracks, e.g. we could use this in place
of Algebra 2.


On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 9:12 AM, Andre Roberge <andre.roberge at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 1:07 PM, kirby urner <kirby.urner at gmail.com> wrote:
>> http://www.skylit.com/mathandpython.html
>> I have desk review copy, think many will appreciate the quasi-seamless
>> blend of old and gnu world typographies, i.e. sigma and set notation,
>> with concepts of iterator, types, functions etc.
> Would this be appropriate for high school students, or as a first CS course
> for non Computer Science majors ?
> André
>> Reminiscent of 'Concrete Mathematics' though less difficult and
>> explicitly Python based.
>> For those training to read algebra, higher math, this is a friendly
>> introduction (no cartoons or comics though -- gets you prepared for
>> the somber dryness of the ambient literature).
>> Kirby
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