Tue Jul 22 05:13:17 EDT 2008
Robert Myers <rmyers7 at mindspring.com> writes:
> I'm approaching this through the back door. I've been working on a port
> of an Asteroids game to the XO.
I've jumped on Asteroids while listing the packages with xo-get.py
But it wouldn't start on my machine (os703). I *WANT* to play!
> I've been trying to pull out the behavior to what I've been calling
> 'Physics game classes'.
You might also be interested on Elisabeth Spelke (and others) work on
what it commonly called "naive physics". Exploring the constraints of
such a naive physics is fundamental: it helps the teachers understand
how to let the children build new representations on top of what they
already experience from the [outside or XO-mediated] [micro-]world.
Tapping Epistemological Resources for Learning Physics
Naive Physics Reasoning: A Commitment to Substance-Based Conceptions
On the Nature of Na?ve Physics
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