ERIC Number: ED302387
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Flips, Turns, and Tessellations: Teaching Geometry with Logo.
Some mathematics educators feel that too little geometry is taught in elementary schools. This may have serious effects as many students arrive in the traditional high school geometry course without essential backgrounds in informal geometry. The result of this lack of preparation is often lower scores on standardized tests. In this situation, LOGO turtle geometry has some possibilities in the teaching of traditional synthetic geometry, transformational geometry, and coordinate geometry. This document uses turtle geometry to describe the space in which students live. Some activities, tool procedures, and suggestions for how this method can be used in elementary and middle school classrooms are presented. Included are several pattern block designs, a cutout pattern for pattern blocks, and computer procedures for pattern block designs and tangrams. (CW)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Computer Programs; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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Identifiers: LOGO Programing Language
Note: Paper presented at the West Coast Logo Conference (Los Angeles, CA, November 21-23, 1985).