[SciPy-User] Python in middle school

Bruce Southey bsouthey@gmail....
Tue Dec 14 10:39:27 CST 2010


On 12/14/2010 10:25 AM, nicky van foreest wrote:
> 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

Linux Format magazine (http://www.linuxformat.com/) has done various 
Python tutorials in the past but you need to be a subscriber to get most 
of these. The editors might be willing to provide these on request. 
There is this one:
Issue 112 -  Make a racing game - Expand your Python and PyGame skills 
with a top-down racer in under 100 lines of code. Vroom! (Mike Saunders):
http://www.linuxformat.com/includes/download.php?PDF=LXF112.tut_code.pdf

Bruce



More information about the SciPy-User mailing list