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*To*: seul-edu@seul.org*Subject*: Re: [seul-edu] Long, long ago...*From*: Jan Hlavacek <jhlavacek@sf.edu>*Date*: Wed, 5 Apr 2000 09:47:26 -0500*Delivery-Date*: Wed, 05 Apr 2000 10:47:27 -0400*In-Reply-To*: <00040420542300.00442@CorelLinux>; from rid24199@ride.ri.net on Tue, Apr 04, 2000 at 08:49:35PM -0700*Mail-Followup-To*: seul-edu@seul.org*References*: <00040420542300.00442@CorelLinux>*Reply-To*: seul-edu@seul.org*Sender*: owner-seul-edu@seul.org

On Tue, Apr 04, 2000 at 08:49:35PM -0700, bgfay wrote: > Is there something like the old Basic that I could use in my math classroom to > teach kids about basic algorithms? I see that you got a lot of replies. If you were asking about a language for a computer programming class, I would agree that Python or Scheme would be very good choices. Or maybe you can try S-Lang. Or about anything else. For math class, I would recommend Logo. One advantage is the geometry connection through turtles. Not that there is anything logo-specific about turtle graphics, it is perfectly possible to add a turtle graphics package to any other language. The main reason is that logo is really easy to learn, you don't have to talk about any "computer science" concepts at the beginning, it lets you to "smuggle them in" later, but mainly, there is a lot of materials available for logo. Logo has been used for this purpose for several decades. Look at http://www.logofoundation.org/ and http://http.cs.berkeley.edu/~bh/papers.html , for example. There are both free and commercial versions of logo for various paltforms. > I got to thinking of this last week when a friend and I were trying to > remember what the summation of 1/x evaluated from x=0 to x=infinity > is. I would like to see what you found! ;-) -- Jan Hlavacek (219) 434-7566 Department of Chemistry Jhlavacek@sf.edu University of Saint Francis http://199.8.81.3/Jhlavacek/

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