[IAEP] turtleArt and materials for education
echerlin at gmail.com
Fri Nov 20 21:39:15 EST 2009
On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 06:23, Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 3:41 AM, Edward Cherlin <echerlin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 10:34, roberto <roberto03 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hello, i am about to start writing worksheet about possible uses of
>>> turtleArt in math education.
>> I have many. Euclidean geometry, analytic geometry, Galilean gravity,
>> and Computer Science. What would you like?
> Any of these materials suitable to be included as TA examples in the bundle?
Yes, indeed. I can generate many more if you like. For example, I have
the TA models to go with my extension of Alan Kay's gravity lesson,
starting with simple linear acceleration overlaid with frames of a
falling ball, then adding in constant sideways motion to generate
parabolas, overlaid with foundains. I have the TA examples for my
outline of Kindergarten Calculus, illustrating tangents, slopes, and
integrals. I have a prototype for a general-purpose graphing function,
using the Python-programmable block to specify the function to graph.
I have made a start on symmetry groups and tilings. I can do lots more
math and Computer Science, except that I have too many other things to
do. Right now I am getting ready to move to Columbus, Indiana.
What format would you like the examples in? Journal entries?
Are we updating the format for the examples so that users can add to
their own example directories easily?
>>> I'd like to solve the following problems, otherwise i'll be able to do
>>> nothing :)
>>> - i've installed sugar on Debian 5.0 but, as you already know, a lot
>>> of activities are missing; turtleArt is one of this, so i think i
>>> cannot use it on my Debian (tell me if there is a workaround ...)
>>> - is it possible to use t.A. as a standalone application on Debian or,
>>> at least, GNU/Linux in general ?
>> Sugar is available for several Linuces.
>> You can install TA in any that don't come with it from
>> There are Turtle Art and Berkeley Logo packages for several Linuces
>> also, and a version of Turtle Art in Etoys.
>>> - if the two roads above are unfeasible, then i'll switch to soas
>>> thank you
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>> Edward Mokurai (默雷/धर्ममेघशब्दगर्ज/دھرممیگھشبدگر ج) Cherlin
>> Silent Thunder is my name, and Children are my nation.
>> The Cosmos is my dwelling place, the Truth my destination.
>> IAEP -- It's An Education Project (not a laptop project!)
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> Walter Bender
> Sugar Labs
Edward Mokurai (默雷/धर्ममेघशब्दगर्ज/دھرممیگھشبدگر ج) Cherlin
Silent Thunder is my name, and Children are my nation.
The Cosmos is my dwelling place, the Truth my destination.
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