[Sur] Turtle Art Portfolio v-7

Edward Cherlin echerlin en gmail.com
Mar Feb 10 02:28:40 EST 2009

On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 4:53 AM, Walter Bender <walter.bender en gmail.com> wrote:
> I pushed a new version of the Portfolio tool (See
> http://sugarlabs.org/wiki/images/e/e6/TurtleArtPortfolio-7.xo).
> It has a number of improvements over the previous versions, including:
> * fixing a bug that prevented the Spanish version from launching
> * export of the presentation as HTML with embedded images
> * more extensive use of the toolbar, including a play button
> I also reworked the arithmetic operators based upon feedback from some
> of the teachers on the Sur list.

He heard it from me, also, and I think others at XOCamp2. The infix
tiles were incomplete without some form of parentheses.

> (Please see
> http://sugarlabs.org/go/TAPortfolio#Some_new_approaches_to_arithmetic_operators).
> If there is positive feedback in regard to these changes, I will push
> them to Turtle Art as well.


With these arithmetic tiles and square root, I can do all of Euclidean
synthetic plane geometry and all of plane analytic geometry up to
quadratics, plus a wide range of Computer Science topics, and physics
and biology simulations. With user-defined tiles that can call any
Python function, I can do special functions, calculus, complex
numbers, and differential equations. That means that we can experiment
to see how much of the ideas behind these subjects we can introduce in
the early grades, so that children will be far more ready for the full
subjects when they get to them.

My next request is a While loop.

> Any and all feedback is most welcome. Also, please add
> comments/corrections to the Activity wiki page:
> http://sugarlabs.org/go/TAPortfolio
> Finally, I am looking for someone in the community who would like to
> design some new slide layouts (or style sheets for the HTML export).
> regards.
> -walter
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> Walter Bender
> Sugar Labs
> http://www.sugarlabs.org
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