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## 'First Forward Into Logo 4: Circles' printed from http://nrich.maths.org/

First Forward Into Logo

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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.

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