Mindstorms: Children, Computers, and Powerful Ideas

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Acceleration Turtles, 128
Aesthetic, mathematical, 190-206
inborn sense of, 203
logic and, 204
Aesthetic guidance, 195-198
Aesthetic sense, innate, 190-191
Aesthetics of physics, 122
competing, 172
modular, 173
theory of, 167-169, 170, 173
AI, see Artificial intelligence
Algebraic mother structures, 160
Analytic geometry, 97, 98-99
Analytic versus intuitive selves, 97
Angle, concept of, 68
Anthropomorphism, 59
Aristotle, 121, 141-144, 166
Articulateness, development of mathematical, 75-76
debugging and, 180
importance of ability of, 158
Artificial intelligence (AI), 157-158
case frame thinking in, 199
concretizing quality of, 156-157
deductive systems and, 195
defined, 157
epistemological modularity and, 171
"object-oriented" or "menage-oriented"
programming and, 222n2 (Ch. 1)
as research methodology, 164-166
Assimilation, Piaget's concept of, vii, 120
Austin, Howard, 111-113
BASIC, 29, 33-36, 218n2
example of program in, 219-220n 3
pidgin English and, 211
"Being wrong,"23, 62, 101, 114
Bernouilli's law, 165
Biological sciences, 68
Body geometry, 56
Body knowledge, viii, 9
Body syntonicity, 63, 68, 205
Bourbaki school structuralism, 159-160, 207
roots of mathematics and, 163-164
Bricolage/bricolour, 173, 175, 223n3
Bruner, Jerome, S., classification of ways of knowing, 96, 221n1 (Ch. 4)
Bugs, 22, 23, 101-102; see also Debugging
in complex process, 112
in juggling, 111
in learning physical skills, 104
multiple, 112-113
Calculus, 66-67, 221n1 (Ch. 3)
Cartesian geometry, 53, 66-67, 97, 98-99
Child as builder of intellectual structures, 7
incentives and, 22-23
materials and, 19, 22-23
of mathematics, preconservationist and conservationist, 126, 129
of microworlds, 118-119, 162
teaching without curriculum and, 32
of theories, 132-134, 172
Child as epistemologist, 19, 23, 27-28, 98
Child-computer relationship, 19
conditions necessary for, 16
Combinatorial thinking, 21-22, 174-176, 197
Computation, samba schools for, 182-183
Computational-method theory of thinking, 167-169
Computational model for people procedures, 106-107
Computational theory of agents, 173
Computer(s), 19-37
child's relationship to, 5-6
cost of, 17, 23-25, 34
editing with, 13, 31
effect of, on children, 29-30
human mind and, 26-27
as instrument for drill and practice, 36, 139
as instrument of change, 209
as mediator of relationships, 183-184
natural communication with, 6-7
as object-to-think-with, 23
as pencil, 210
personal, 24, 181
in personal lives, 32
simulative power of, viii society and, 25-26
as teaching instrument, 30-31


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