Stuyvesant High School computer science teacher Mike Zamansky describes a mathematical problem solving tool to students.
In Room 307 of Manhattan's Stuyvesant High School
, 23 students spent a recent afternoon copying tables and number trees representing a mathematical problem-solving technique used in graphic design computer software.
The students, who all won admission to Stuyvesant by posting top scores on an entrance exam, listened raptly as their teacher, Mike Zamansky, walked them through the complex algorithm behind "seam-carving," a process used in resizing images.
checked to make sure they understood.
has been teaching computer science since 1995, through a program he
designed for students to follow from sophomore to senior year.