[Tutor] Ideas for Child's Project

Stephen Nelson-Smith sanelson at gmail.com
Wed Jan 7 14:33:46 CET 2015

Hi Danny,

On Tue, Jan 6, 2015 at 10:07 PM, Danny Yoo <dyoo at hashcollision.org> wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 6, 2015 at 1:46 PM, Stephen Nelson-Smith <sanelson at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> You might want to look at Bootstrapworld, a curriculum for
> middle-school/high-school math using programming and games:
>     http://www.bootstrapworld.org/
> Students who go through the material learn how math can be used
> productively toward writing a video game.  Along the way, they learn
> the idea of function, of considering inputs and outputs, and how to
> test what they've designed.

Sounds ace.  I had a look.  It seems optimised for Racket, which is also
cool.... so I installed Racket on my son's computer and let him have a
play.  He immediately got into it, and got the hang of functions and
expressions etc.


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