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SEUL.org: Linux in education report #35 for December 18

Dec 18, 2000, 18:02 (3 Talkback[s])
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"December 18, 2000--Dave Prentice asked:

I have some really slow freshmen who have a hard time in algebra class connecting ordered pairs with points on a Cartesian coordinate system. Does anybody know of a game that helps teach coordinate graphing? I was thinking of something like Battleship that would require you to specify ordered pairs instead of A4, B6, etc.. It would be nice too if they could play either against the computer or else against each other from different computers.
Responses mentioned Sketch, the GIMP, and cgoban. One interesting suggestion was to modify seabattle (an implementation of the old paper-and-pencil game Battleship) to print the grid in x-y coordinates rather than A5, B6, etc."

"We found another weather station reporting application that runs on Linux, Oww (One-wire weather). It looks very much as though it will do the things asked for in our previous report, so long as the right hardware is available."

"Michael Hamlin introduced us to enCore, "a powerful online multi-user environment specifically designed for educational applications." enCore is a graphical MOO."

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