[SciPy-User] Python in middle school

Robert Ferrell ferrell@diablotech....
Mon Dec 13 22:20:58 CST 2010


On Dec 13, 2010, at 8:03 PM, josef.pktd@gmail.com wrote:

> On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 9:26 PM, Robert Ferrell <ferrell@diablotech.com> wrote:
>> That looks like a great suggestion.  I'll look into it a bit more.
>> 
>> thanks,
>> -robert
>> 
>> On Dec 13, 2010, at 3:50 PM, Alan G Isaac wrote:
>> 
>>> On 12/13/2010 5:33 PM, Robert Ferrell wrote:
>>>> I may have an opportunity to help a few middle school students learn python.
>>>> 
>>>> Anybody have suggestions for fun, simple projects that involve tools in numpy/scipy/EPD that might be appropriate for (smart) 7th&/or 8th graders?
>>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Must it go beyond core Python?
>>> If so, might PyGame be enough?
>>> http://inventwithpython.com/
> 
> Also, I found this story interesting
> http://learnpython.wordpress.com/2010/12/12/python-in-the-news/
> (At a grade school of one of my kids they use Lego Mindstorm, which sounds fun.)

Another article in that guys blog, http://learnpython.wordpress.com/category/teaching/, also has some good info.

thanks,
-robert
> 



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