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Dr. Geo for academy

Hilaire Fernandes
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Thinking aloud. May be I already discussed the following ideas with some
of you.
Dr. Geo is now mature enough to learn from it and to propose it as a
tool students in computer science and/or mathematics can use for final
projects or study projects.
The idea is to propose student programming projects around Dr. Geo. A
list of projects should be drafted and designed to be appropriate for
students. I am not really sure about the level of difficulties, the
duration such project could take, but listing ideas could be a good
start. Moreover, I don't know if the idea elaborated in this document
make any sense, so your feedback on that point would be greatly
appreciated as well. Another requirement could be to list why students
will benefit working in a project around Dr. Geo, to be done later if
the idea take off.

Regarding Dr. Geo project itself the benefice is more to gain in
visibility and not in contributions coming from students work, indeed
sudents will more likely maintain the project only for the duration of
their studies. But more visibility on Dr. Geo can mean more long term
contributors, hopefully from the academic sector. Dr. Geo need it to
scale up and to compete with other alike project like GeoGebra where the
contributors are numerous. If not, Dr. Geo will remain an epiphenomena
and the great concept behind Dr. Geo, modify me from myself, will be lost.

Regarding the project ideas, I see two categories: projects of interest
for Dr. Geo and other Smalltalk ones and projects tightly related to Dr.
Geo core.

1. Projects of interest for Dr. Geo and other Smallktalk software:
- framework to render latex formula
- mini-worksheet package to embed in an application
- supplementary Polymorph widgets
- mini algebraic system for symbolic manipulation of mathematic expressions
- proof system, prolog or purely Smalltalk based

2. Projects tightly tied to Dr. Geo:
- SVG, EPS exporters
- new UI paradigm to build interactive sketch
- porting to other system, closely related to Virtual Machinery
- More constructions tools, it is a very good teachable as it dives you
in an application with a lot of design patterns in action. See following
document
https://blueprints.launchpad.net/drgeo/+spec/todo-to-implement-new-tool

There are more ideas.
If you think about any person involved in the academic sector, please
forward, this is why I wrote the document in Frenglish after all.

Thanks

Hilaire Fernandes

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Dr. Geo - http://www.drgeo.eu

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lueta
Dear Hillary

I liked his proposal and would like to know if you already have something detailed. I graduated in Industrial Design, Specialist Mathematics Teaching Methodology and doing Masters in Design, Management and Project Management. Sometimes I teach mathematics. Have I adopted Dr. Geo lessons in geometry and found the results useful. In his message, you talk about some topics focused on mathematics and on LaTeX item is interesting. I know deeply Dr. Geo for development or programming. So I ask you some clues. Then I can help you in this matter.

Sincerely,
Luciene Bulhões Mattos
Lauro de Freitas - Bahia - Brasil

De : Hilaire Fernandes [via Dr. Geo] <[hidden email]>
À : luciene_bulhoes <[hidden email]>
Envoyé le : Samedi 18 août 2012 5h18
Objet : Dr. Geo for academy

Thinking aloud. May be I already discussed the following ideas with some
of you.
Dr. Geo is now mature enough to learn from it and to propose it as a
tool students in computer science and/or mathematics can use for final
projects or study projects.
The idea is to propose student programming projects around Dr. Geo. A
list of projects should be drafted and designed to be appropriate for
students. I am not really sure about the level of difficulties, the
duration such project could take, but listing ideas could be a good
start. Moreover, I don't know if the idea elaborated in this document
make any sense, so your feedback on that point would be greatly
appreciated as well. Another requirement could be to list why students
will benefit working in a project around Dr. Geo, to be done later if
the idea take off.

Regarding Dr. Geo project itself the benefice is more to gain in
visibility and not in contributions coming from students work, indeed
sudents will more likely maintain the project only for the duration of
their studies. But more visibility on Dr. Geo can mean more long term
contributors, hopefully from the academic sector. Dr. Geo need it to
scale up and to compete with other alike project like GeoGebra where the
contributors are numerous. If not, Dr. Geo will remain an epiphenomena
and the great concept behind Dr. Geo, modify me from myself, will be lost.

Regarding the project ideas, I see two categories: projects of interest
for Dr. Geo and other Smalltalk ones and projects tightly related to Dr.
Geo core.

1. Projects of interest for Dr. Geo and other Smallktalk software:
- framework to render latex formula
- mini-worksheet package to embed in an application
- supplementary Polymorph widgets
- mini algebraic system for symbolic manipulation of mathematic expressions
- proof system, prolog or purely Smalltalk based

2. Projects tightly tied to Dr. Geo:
- SVG, EPS exporters
- new UI paradigm to build interactive sketch
- porting to other system, closely related to Virtual Machinery
- More constructions tools, it is a very good teachable as it dives you
in an application with a lot of design patterns in action. See following
document
https://blueprints.launchpad.net/drgeo/+spec/todo-to-implement-new-tool

There are more ideas.
If you think about any person involved in the academic sector, please
forward, this is why I wrote the document in Frenglish after all.

Thanks

Hilaire Fernandes

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Dr. Geo - http://www.drgeo.eu/



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Re: Dr. Geo for academy

Hilaire Fernandes
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Hello Luciene,

About general details, and what a student may need to do to work on an Dr.Geo academic project:

- it will be better if the project can be integrated in the student curricula, in a final year project or any equivalent work. It makes the student work even more rewarding.
- the student need to do Pharo Smalltalk programming [1]  because it is the language and programming environment used by Dr. Geo.
- the student is strongly suggested to follow design pattern practice. See for a collection of book [2]
- the student could ask advices in the Pharo-users mailing list. [3]


Regarding the specific LaTeX project, the idea is to develop a Smalltalk package, independent of Dr.Geo itself. This project should depend only on Smalltalk and an appropriate TrueTypeFont and should provide:
- rendering of mathematical expression described with LaTeX (ie \frac{5}{4} \times \hat{u}). The resulting expression could be rendered in Pharo Morph graphic representation.
- a wysiwig formula editor (optional)

It is an interesting project for a student to work on and a rewarding point to add in curriculum vitae.

Thanks

Hilaire Fernandes


[1] http://pharo.org
[2] http://stephane.ducasse.free.fr/FreeBooks.html, suggested reading "Smalltalk with Style", "Smalltalk design pattern companion book draft", "Pharo by example"
[3] http://www.pharo-project.org/community


Le 19/08/2012 03:01, luciene_bulhoes [via Dr. Geo] a écrit :
Dear Hillary

I liked his proposal and would like to know if you already have something detailed. I graduated in Industrial Design, Specialist Mathematics Teaching Methodology and doing Masters in Design, Management and Project Management. Sometimes I teach mathematics. Have I adopted Dr. Geo lessons in geometry and found the results useful. In his message, you talk about some topics focused on mathematics and on LaTeX item is interesting. I know deeply Dr. Geo for development or programming. So I ask you some clues. Then I can help you in this matter.

Sincerely,
Luciene Bulhões Mattos
Lauro de Freitas - Bahia - Brasil

-- 
Dr. Geo - http://drgeo.eu
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lueta
Dear Hilaire

Very grateful for the almost immediate response. You may have noticed that I have no knowledge of English. My level is intermediate, but if I dedicate myself to read that language, can render a little faster. I accessed some links that you indicated in the notes. I'll be back to comment, but it might take a while. I'm interested in the module on mathematics.

bye

Luciene Bulhões Mattos

De : Hilaire Fernandes [via Dr. Geo] <[hidden email]>
À : luciene_bulhoes <[hidden email]>
Envoyé le : Dimanche 19 août 2012 6h18
Objet : Re: Dr. Geo for academy

Hello Luciene,

About general details, and what a student may need to do to work on an Dr.Geo academic project:

- it will be better if the project can be integrated in the student curricula, in a final year project or any equivalent work. It makes the student work even more rewarding.
- the student need to do Pharo Smalltalk programming [1]  because it is the language and programming environment used by Dr. Geo.
- the student is strongly suggested to follow design pattern practice. See for a collection of book [2]
- the student could ask advices in the Pharo-users mailing list. [3]


Regarding the specific LaTeX project, the idea is to develop a Smalltalk package, independent of Dr.Geo itself. This project should depend only on Smalltalk and an appropriate TrueTypeFont and should provide:
- rendering of mathematical expression described with LaTeX (ie \frac{5}{4} \times \hat{u}). The resulting expression could be rendered in Pharo Morph graphic representation.
- a wysiwig formula editor (optional)

It is an interesting project for a student to work on and a rewarding point to add in curriculum vitae.

Thanks

Hilaire Fernandes


[1] http://pharo.org/
[2] http://stephane.ducasse.free.fr/FreeBooks.html, suggested reading "Smalltalk with Style", "Smalltalk design pattern companion book draft", "Pharo by example"
[3] http://www.pharo-project.org/community


Le 19/08/2012 03:01, luciene_bulhoes [via Dr. Geo] a écrit :
Dear Hillary

I liked his proposal and would like to know if you already have something detailed. I graduated in Industrial Design, Specialist Mathematics Teaching Methodology and doing Masters in Design, Management and Project Management. Sometimes I teach mathematics. Have I adopted Dr. Geo lessons in geometry and found the results useful. In his message, you talk about some topics focused on mathematics and on LaTeX item is interesting. I know deeply Dr. Geo for development or programming. So I ask you some clues. Then I can help you in this matter.

Sincerely,
Luciene Bulhões Mattos
Lauro de Freitas - Bahia - Brasil

-- 
Dr. Geo - http://drgeo.eu/


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