Saturday, May 25, 2013

Teaching Computer Science Honors: Turtle Graphics, Recursion and VPython

Teaching Computer Science Honors: Turtle Graphics, Recursion and VPython!

NB1 - to install on Ubuntu 12.04
sudo apt-get install idle

NB2 - to install VPython on Ubuntu 12.04:
sudo apt-get install python-visual
sudo apt-get install libgtkglextmm-x11-1.2-dev

NB3 - alternate NB2:
run vpythonxxx.exe under WINE!

This year we played around with Discrete Math, SAGE, Python, Turtle Graphics and Visual Python! Thanx go to Gary Litvin, Kirby Urner,  Erik Thompson, Allen Downey, William Stein, David Joyner and Gregor Lindl (in no particular order) for inspiring me! 

We finished Turtle Graphics using "How to Think Like a Computer Scientist using Python." We spent the last few weeks on and Recursion (Chapter 12). Now, we will start a final project: Intro to VPython!

My Summer Project will include finishing some VPython lessons for next year. Stay tuned...

ScreenCasts, SmartNotes and Code:

mySAGE code for CSH2012!

Well, that's all folks!
Teaching with Technology, 

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