A Short introduction to using Logo. This is the first in a twelve part series.
Can you use LOGO to create this star pattern made from squares.
Only basic LOGO knowledge needed.
Using LOGO, can you construct elegant procedures that will draw
this family of 'floor coverings'?
First Forward Into Logo
It was Jane's insistence that we walk the semi-circle on the netball pitch. She was dismayed that I could not see that if we went forward one, right one a lot of times we would:
a. get back to where we started
b. have walked a circle.
Jane was six years old at the time and it had been my question, about the wheels on a train that she had drawn using LOGO, that had given rise to a protracted conversation, a walk round the netball pitch and an eventual agreement about:
First you might like to convince yourself about this instruction.
Then, why not experiment with:
* a different number of REPEATS
* going BACKWARD instead of FORWARD
* increasing/ decreasing the amount moved
* going LEFT instead of RIGHT
* increasing/ decreasing the amount turned.
Alternatively you might like to make some patterns using circles. Or, you might like to replicate the patterns below.