[SciPy-User] Python in middle school

nicky van foreest vanforeest@gmail....
Tue Dec 14 10:25:35 CST 2010


Hi,

My son (11) reads


Hello World! Computer Programming for Kids and Other Beginners [Paperback]
Warren Sande
Warren Sande (Author)

He likes it, that is, most of it. The book ends with programming a game.

bye

Nicky



On 14 December 2010 05:20, Robert Ferrell <ferrell@diablotech.com> wrote:
>
> 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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