And over here in Britain, we have the BBC getting involved in similar work to what can be done with the Pi, by giving out its micro:bit to school kids across the land. As you can see in this BBC News Video, which happens to feature Conrad Wolfram! Anyway, here's to more coding in schools!
I was introduced to Mathematica (version 2?) by a professor of mine when I was undergrad in Zimbabwe. It was on a NeXT machine (the only such machine I ever saw). I have been using Mathematica ever since then. I'm playing with it on the Raspberry Pi and i think its fantastic that such a tool could be available for so cheaply, especially for people in developing countries.
In the near future I would like to send a bunch of raspberry pies (sp?) back to Zimbabwe with Mathematica installed but I have one huge request. The Mathematica on the Pi does not have documentation included. Internet access in Zimbabwe is sporadic and expensive, so I would like students to have local access to the help system. Is Wolfram working on a way to make the documentation downloadable? I do not expect to have sd card space limitations.
If you have a copy of a regular Mathematica (9 or 10) for the desktop (Windows or Mac or Linux), you can simply zip the "Documentation" folder and include that on your SD card. (You might even be able to copy it directly under /opt/Wolfram/WolframEngine/10.0 and have F1 searching work (I haven't tried this myself yet)). The reason for not including this, is the enormous size (1.57GB at the moment, which is too large to distribute with Raspbian).
Good luck on your project!
I did copy the documentation to the Raspberry Pi. The problem is that I saw no way to access the documentation. All the help function in Mathematica took me to the online documentation. Would there be a way to fix the issue, or I have to wait for an update from you.