MM @ Reed (Earlier Edition)
This was a class held at Reed College in 2018. I, Kirby Urner, was the instructor. I had an assistant, Jude, starting on the 2nd day. We did a combination of computer-based and hands on activities. I created a relaxed atmosphere. Some students booted games or explored related topics. The main activities were:
Martian Math is an introduction to some mathematics against the backdrop of science fiction stories. I go over some of the history of science fiction involving Mars, including by visiting a website associated with a previous version of this class. We also talk about current research and explorations involving Mars.
Is there life on Mars?
Lets think about what might happen if:
from IPython.display import YouTubeVideo YouTubeVideo("nPEn5k55g-o")
planets = ("Mercury", "Moon", "Venus", "Earth", "Mars", "Jupiter", "Saturn", "Uranus", "Neptune", "Pluto") for planet in planets: print(planet)
Mercury Moon Venus Earth Mars Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune Pluto
This is a Jupyter Notebook (note spelling). In Martian Math, we'll be learning how to create them and change them.
Here's a link to a Markdown Cheatsheet.
Where can I find some pictures?
Where do I get the toys and kits?
Where might I get the software?
Where can I learn more Python?
Where can I learn more about Martian Math?