Soo, reading “Prizes for everyone”, realising a problem with the educational programs on the PC.
In that none of them actually teach anything.
In much the same methodology as enacted (allegedly) by many schools, they ask questions, let the child futz around getting an answer, then tell them what the answer is.
Rather than take them through the principles involved before posing a problem, the problem is posed, and then answers given with precious little explanation.
Yeah, sure, the assumption is that they’re supposed to be supported by formal teaching, but can it be that every program is following the same model? I’d be happier if there was a bit after the answers explaining… You know, play a game with grouping objects, have a little bit about properties and sets. But so far, nothing, well done, you’ve done it right, but you don’y know why or how.
So that’s the prgram I’ll be writing then.