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Why TeachScheme is not in my future

A brilliant CS educator named Matthias Felliasen (who is also one of the nicest guys in computing) and his colleagues have spent many years working on a teaching environment and curriculum for CS. The lynchpin of their program is (was? — honestly I haven't kept good track) something called TeachScheme, which is instruction in the Scheme programming language: a language with which I am reasonably familiar.

Felliasen wrote a response to Paul Lockhart's brilliant A Mathematician's Lament which, in a single anecdote, encapsulates for me why I don't think TeachScheme is the answer…

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