ERIC Number: ED207578
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
A Case Study of a Young Child Doing Turtle Graphics in LOGO. AI Memo 375.
Solomon, Cynthia J.; Papert, Seymour
This paper describes and comments on a seven year old's experiences with turtle graphics in order to explore some important issues with regard to using computers in education and to probe into the question of what programming ideas and projects will engage young children. The case study which is described took place at the Artificial Intelligence LOGO Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where the child, a second grader, spent several hours on a consecutive Saturday and Sunday, talking in LOGO to a display turtle and a PDP-11/45 computer, and engaging in debugging sessions. Nine references are listed. (Author/LLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge. Artificial Intelligence Lab.