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LOGO Challenge 1 - Star Square

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

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LOGO Challenge 5 - Patch

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

LOGO Challenge 2 - Diamonds Are Forever

Age 7 to 16 Challenge Level:

It is useful to feel comfortable using procedures, though if you have not met procedures before- this might help you feel why they might be useful. More about procedures can be found in FIRST FORWARD 6 and in the next challenges.

The challenge is to produce elegant solutions to the problem. Elegance here implies simplicity. The focus is on rhombi. Or:

REPEAT 2 [ FD 40 RT 60 FD 40 RT 120]

The design below is part of tile seen in a shop - sadly now closed, at King's Cross in London. Can you generate it in as elegant a fashion as possible?

Diamonds are forever.

You can download some excellent free LOGO software from the internet at http://fmslogo.sourceforge.net/.