### First Forward Into Logo 1: Square Five

A Short introduction to using Logo. This is the first in a twelve part series.

### LOGO Challenge 1 - Star Square

Can you use LOGO to create this star pattern made from squares. Only basic LOGO knowledge needed.

### LOGO Challenge 5 - Patch

Using LOGO, can you construct elegant procedures that will draw this family of 'floor coverings'?

# First Forward Into Logo 8: More about Variables

##### Stage: 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

First Forward Into Logo
Previous: FF7

You might like to learn some more Logo by going to Muggles, Logo and Gradients where you will use Logo to throw light on a very puzzling problem called Muggles Magic .

Consider the following procedure:
TO PATTERN :SIZE
REPEAT 5 [FORWARD :SIZE RT 144]
END

 What is different about this procedure? Did you notice :SIZE ? It is called a VARIABLE . It is always written in a particular way using a colon. What do you think this is about? What does the word variable suggest to you? Why not type in the procedure above and then copy the following: PATTERN 30 PATTERN 60 PATTERN 120

Or experiment with different numbers for yourself and see what patterns you can produce.

Are you feeling happier with the idea of a variable? If so why not explore further this idea of using a variable in those procedures you have met previously.
TO SQUARE :SIZE
REPEAT 4 [ FD :SIZE RT 90]
END

TO HEXAGON :S
REPEAT 6 [ FD :S RT 60]
END

TO DODECA :S
REPEAT 12 [BK :S LT 30]
END

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