[plt-scheme] Project Euler

From: Robby Findler (robby at cs.uchicago.edu)
Date: Thu May 3 10:50:37 EDT 2007

Put slightly less positively: the way math is taught scares people
off, not only from math, but from programming too. So, we need to be
careful and teach that programming has its own beauty and THEN point
out that that is very similar to math's beauty, but only after they've
seen it and gotten hooked.

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On 5/3/07, Matthias Felleisen <matthias at ccs.neu.edu> wrote:
> I like the problems -- from a math perspective. But as we have slowly
> figured out over 10 years, we have to be extremely careful making CS
> look like math. Everyone (ought to) knows that programming is a form
> of mathematics and good programming requires skills like those
> required for solving math problems. But somehow we need to hide this
> fact just long enough until the kids are sufficiently committed and
> will become industrial programmers :-).
> Of course some of us are there because we see the beauty in math and
> see how the math in programs executes. Apparently the majority of
> people is mathematically blind.
> -- Matthias
> On May 2, 2007, at 6:58 PM, Grant Rettke wrote:
> > Saw this site for the first time today. It looks like good fodder for
> > learning Scheme:
> >
> > http://www.projecteuler.net/index.php?section=view
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