[etoys-dev] Stencils in Etoys

Steve Thomas sthomas1 at gosargon.com
Tue Jul 26 00:07:35 EDT 2011


Would it be possible to have a tile that instead of "Handing me a sketch,"
allows me to set a player or graphic variable to the sketch? Perhaps,
"Graphic under"


On Sat, Jul 23, 2011 at 1:03 AM, K. K. Subramaniam <kksubbu.ml at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Saturday 23 Jul 2011 10:06:05 AM Steve Thomas wrote:
> > Thanks this is a lot of fun and useful. So I tried to use it for
> fractions
> > (although I really like your art work project at Ofset
> > <http://community.ofset.org/index.php/Grab_area_button>better, but I am
> > thinking about fractions lately)
> Art and Math are not treated differently (at least in ancient India). Art
> is
> just high level maths. I wrote the patch to help Susanne Guyader, an 80+
> year
> old artist who used Squeak/Etoys to guide art teachers in France. She
> deserves
> all the credit for the Art and Squeak project.
> > I used the "do menu item | stencil a sketch" scripting tile in a "Mouse
> > Down" script.  The rectangle then moves forward by its width.   So with a
> > series of successive clicks you can make a fraction.
> Exactly! Stencils allow children to explore the math behind the patterns.
> It
> is difficult for them to perceive the difference between 1/8 and 3/8
> without
> visual aids in the beginning. Unlike charts, Etoys is interactive. Unlike
> paper or cardboard, it allows children to repeat any number of times
> without
> waste.
> Subbu
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