
Re: Developing the DM track (high school level)
Posted:
Nov 15, 2017 8:17 PM



Here are a couple examples of high schools offering Discrete Mathematics as a subject, for math credit:
https://www.frhsd.com/Page/355 https://www.mnohs.org/mathcourses/discretemathematics
There's a lot of room for greenfield development in this area. For one thing, there's no reason math teachers need to enslave themselves to the AP CS curriculum, with its Java jive and other timewasting content (time wasting from the point of view of many wouldbe students who'd like more alternatives).
Calling it Programming 1, Programming 2 sounds astoundingly boring and unimaginative, so I'm glad we're not somehow tied to that nomenclature.
Kirby
On Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 5:13 PM, kirby urner <kirby.urner@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > On Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 1:38 PM, Robert Hansen <bob@rsccore.com> wrote: > >> Programming 1 can start in 10th grade, but some 9th graders would be >> ready. Technically, someone taking Algebra 2 could also start programming >> 1. Programming 2 (including databases) would follow, and numerical methods >> could be an elective, and games could be an elective. You could also have >> web applications as an elective. >> >> Something missing in this is operating systems. >> >> Bob >> > >

