[Edu-sig] source code from SA:10648
calcpage at aol.com
Tue Jul 20 14:48:04 CEST 2010
Regarding your discussion of Grace Hopper, you may find the videos I
posted on YouTube of interest:
A. Jorge Garcia
Applied Math & CS
Baldwin SHS & Nassau CC
Sent from my iPod
On Jul 19, 2010, at 6:15 PM, kirby urner <kirby.urner at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 1:41 PM, kirby urner <kirby.urner at gmail.com>
>> I'll return to post a link to my followup post.
> So here are my two write-ups of the just completed
> Programming in Python (SA:10648):
> Also, the math teachers on math-teach @ Math Forum
> are starting to ramp up again, on the whole idea of
> pre-college computer science or digital / discrete math
> or whatever we call it:
> Here's a link to the thread (public archive).
> You'll see me weighing in with my familiar (to some here)
> views, but also expressing this new angst about IDLE.
> Steve Holden, chairman of the Python Software Foundation,
> has been suggesting the it may be time to retire IDLE,
> removing it from the standard distro. Indeed, on Ubuntu
> I'm pretty sure one needs to install it separately...
> When learning programming for the first time, you can
> dive into object oriented thinking right away, because
> this style of thinking was modeled on ordinary human
> noun.verb( ) and noun.adjective correspond to things
> (nouns) having behaviors and attributes (what could
> be more natural)?
> I talk about some of my history lobbying for a new
> discrete math course here -- how I first become aware
> of the Litvins text (at a planning workshop with
> Chris Brooks just about one year ago):
> For those new to this list, I've been putting myself out
> there as a kind of lobbyist trying to get something called
> computational, digital, discrete and/or fill-in-the-blank math
> that is for-credit in equal measure with any of the pre-calc
> or calc track classes. I've done a lot of writing about this,
> describing my network and our political tactics. I won't
> go into all that again here.
>> Kirby Urner
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