The Numworks calculator's keyboard and user interface is modeled after standard game controllers, making its learning curve so much quicker for today's students. The whole calculator is open sourced - even the plastic body can be 3D printed using publicly available STL files. But its support of Python takes its power and usefulness to a whole new level.
MicroPython is a substantial subset of the full Python language, and it's a perfect match for the calculations required by programmable calculators. Learn MicroPython and a person has a huge head start on computer programming at all levels. Other old school calculators use unique, proprietary programming languages that don't serve future educational and workplace requirements.
This book is a collection of real-world Python programs written explicitly for the Numworks calculator. Because of the nature of Python, these programs are short, easy to read, easy to enter into your calculator, and most importantly easy to understand. They provide a great way to enhance the computational power of the Numworks calculator, and to help beginners learn a standardized, powerful, and very popular programming language.
The programs are organized into subject areas to meet varying interests and goals. A set of money calculations helps students grasp personal finance concepts. Another set of programs covers electronics fundamentals. Two and three dimensional analytical geometry programs support today's game creation challenges, and so on. Most everyone will find programs of interest in more than one subject area.Python for NumWorks Programs