We decided to take a break from SAGE and Python and Discrete Math for a couple of weeks. This past week we tried our hands at TI-83 BASIC! We wrote some very BASIC (pun intended) programs to introduce the concept of Input/Process/Output. I think my students enjoy this topic as they can take these skills to Math and Science class where they use TI-83s or TI-84s.
We'll take a look at TI-89 BASIC in a future case study. The TI-89 is more like SAGE in that it has a Computer Algebra System built in. Also, TI-89 BASIC uses functions just like Python.
Here's our ScreenCasts and Code for this week (YouTube embedding is down):
TI-83 BASIC: RECT.p83, SQUARE.p83
TI-83 BASIC: PRISM.p83, CUBE.p83
TI-83 BASIC: PYRAMID.p83, CONE.p83
mySAGE code for CSH2012!