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Re: Mathematica for gifted elementary school children

On Apr 20, 5:09 pm, Beliavsky <beliav... at> wrote:
> My son, almost 6, is good at math and inquisitive. Is there a math
> curriculum for elementary school children that uses Mathematica? He
> understands the four arithemetic operations and the concept of powers.
> I have Mathematica installed on my home PC and could teach him myself.
> I have written computer programs in Fortran in front of him to
> demonstrate concepts such as cubes and cube roots. We had fun, but I
> don't want to explain right now why 1000000000**3 gives -402653184 or
> 1/2 gives 0.
> He is interested in the number "centillion" (10^303) and thought it
> was cool to see the 101 zeros when we asked Mathematica to compute
> centillion^(1/3).
> I see there are some math courseware at
> , but those topics are too advanced for him at present. Maybe I should
> give him Wolfram's huge book and let him play when he wants.

Try looking thru the demonstrations web site (at
). There are some really nice things and some are very well
illustrated and fun to play with. There is even a "Kids and Fun"
section at



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