On Mar 10, 12:50 pm, "A. Jorge Garcia" <calcp...@aol.com> wrote:
> Jason Grout <jason-s...@creativetrax.com> wrote:Ours switched to Python about three years ago :)
> On 3/10/12 10:23 AM, michel paul wrote:
> > This was a point made by KCrisman on the recent thread regarding
> > It seems to have resonated! At least a little bit. : )
> We require our math majors to take the beginning CS programming course
> Isn't that the wrong message? Math and Science majors should take compsci ESPECIALLY if going into education!!!Sure, but this is not really required or demanded by most secondary
education positions currently, so I was talking about the employment
situation. I'd like my majors to have had demanding literature
courses, too (preferably Shakespeare or Dostoevsky), but employers
aren't demanding that either, unfortunately. Facility with things
like smartboards is, but not this. To be fair, if you have actually
observed any typical secondary classrooms lately (I have), this would
be asking a lot of teachers to add. However, having the ability to
"smoothly" integrate things like Geogebra in a HS Geometry class,
instead of flailing about, would be very beneficial, true.
I'd be interested in hearing from others who actively place majors in
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