ERIC Number: ED367286
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Graphing with "LogoWriter."
Yoder, Sharon K.
This book discusses four kinds of graphs that are taught in mathematics at the middle school level: pictographs, bar graphs, line graphs, and circle graphs. The chapters on each of these types of graphs contain information such as starting, scaling, drawing, labeling, and finishing the graphs using "LogoWriter." The final chapter of the book provides information on when to use each of the four types of graphs. This book can be used as supplementary material for a graphing unit in a math or science course, or it can be used by itself to teach graphing. The book includes examples for students to follow. The use of the computer as an aid to all aspects of problem solving when creating graphs is emphasized. Prerequisites to using this book involve students' familiarity with"LogoWriter," ability to use turtle graphics, understanding of Turtle-move and Label modes, and ability to use procedures with inputs. In addition to beginning information, the book includes advanced sections which require more programming skill and should be attempted only by knowledgeable Logo programmers. (TMK)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Graphics, Graphs, Integrated Curriculum, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Problem Solving, Programming, Secondary School Mathematics, Secondary School Science
International Society for Technology in Education, 1787 Agate St., Eugene, OR 97403-1923 ($9.95, 1-9 copies; $7.95 10 or more copies).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Society for Technology in Education, Eugene, OR.