On Fri, Mar 7, 2014 at 8:43 AM, kirby urner <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > > On Fri, Mar 7, 2014 at 10:58 AM, Robert Hansen <email@example.com> wrote: > >> On Mar 7, 2014, at 7:25 AM, kirby urner <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >> >> > My goal is to change the law to where math credit is available to >> students who take courses such as those using the Litvins' text and a >> gazillion other texts that will materialize in response to the opening >> floodgates to this "new kind of math course". >> >> You mean something like Florida's current bill? >> > > Yes, exactly. > > >> (d) Courses in computer programming language, such that 1 credit, at the >> discretion of the local district school board, may satisfy 1 credit in >> physical education which is required for high school graduation. >> >> >> > Computer programming as PE? That seems a bit weird. >
Not to eat my hat or anything but coming from a "capital of weird" (Austin TX and Portland OR both use "Keep [ ] Weird" as a business / marketing slogan -- those who study zip code based demographics will have some insights as to why) I should be all for PE-for-math-credit.
A number of my posts here and elsewhere have pictured huffing and puffing scouting troupes (troops) heading into the wilderness to a remote observatory, counting calories, wired to record biometrics for uploading to the school server, multi-eyed cameras (from Immersive) sticking up from their back packs.
So yeah, "Math is an Outdoor Sport" I'm all for it.
Sorry to be so knee jerk. I need to check my bias against Florida. I should confess it probably traces to trauma from my participation in a religious organization wherein certain writings from Tallahassee offended me. Southeast High in Bradenton Florida may not have been ideal, but it was far from a nightmare. I went home to watch Star Trek every day, and console myself with fantasies of living in the 24th century.