Date: Mar 7, 2014 11:43 AM
Subject: Re: Structured Programming
On Fri, Mar 7, 2014 at 10:58 AM, Robert Hansen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Mar 7, 2014, at 7:25 AM, kirby urner <email@example.com> 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?
> (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.
Don't ask me how 3D printing got in there. I am picturing a group of shady
> Department of Education insiders forming a shady front of a 3D printer
> distribution company whose only client is the Department of Education.
> Bob Hansen
Yeah, interesting. Thanks for sharing that bill. I wonder what other
states have something similar in the docket?
I hope that all students in the U.S. will soon have access to computer
science classes in high school. We encourage other states to make computer
science count as a math or science credit, just like Washington did
yesterday, and Georgia, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma,
Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas and Virginia have done before.
15 May 2013 11:50 AM
Posted by Brad Smith
General Counsel & Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs,
[ what a horribly formatted page in FireFox at least -- must be for IE
people only? ]
So does this mean Oregon has *already* cleared these courses for math
credit it seems. Talk about barking at shadows.
Perhaps my work is done here then, as far has being a high powered lobbyist
Or is the Oregon law just about "making AP computer science count as a math
or science course in our state's high schools".
That's too limited in scope, making CS-enabled math have to be AP and/or
Confirming Oregon requires 3 years of math as of 2010:
More study needed, of the specifics....
Table B1 in this report has Computer Math 1 and Computer Math 2, both given
really short descriptions in connection with algebra, with no mention of
Anyway, it's clear we're discussing a trend.
Things are moving in the right direction at least.