# [Tutor] Using Flash animations to teach Python

**Kirby Urner
**
urnerk@qwest.net

*Wed, 06 Feb 2002 09:36:39 -0800*

Lou Talman on one of the math discussion lists I frequent
brought my attention to:
http://www.mathematica.co.kr/mathcomm/20_definitionviz/index.html
which uses short animations of symbolic expressions to
communicate the meanings of Mathematica notations.
This same strategy could be applied to teaching Python of
course. Indeed, some of the notations are essentially
the same, e.g. this one about map():
http://www.mathematica.co.kr/mathcomm/20_definitionviz/map.html
-- the apply() one pertains as well:
http://www.mathematica.co.kr/mathcomm/20_definitionviz/apply.html
Yes, these are Flash animations.
Kirby