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Polygons with MicroWorlds


 
MicroWorlds (MW) is based on the logo computer language. Like a spoken language, it has a vocabulary and rules for using the vocabulary. This fivepart activity introduces students to the basic commands of MW. Mathematics: Students will use logo to draw regular polygons and other geometric shapes, create patterns, and use interior and exterior angles. Mathematical Thinking: In this activity, students will analyze properties of geometric figures, make conjectures and explore the connections between logo code and the resultant geometric constructions. Technology: Logo programming with MicroWorlds (MW), using the following logo commands fd, bk, clean, cg, lt, rt, pd, pu, ht, st. Use of variables will also be introduced. Sample Screen Shot: The gray box (two lines of code are entered) in the following illustration denotes the command center. MW Logo Language Tips
For further help, pull down the help menu for an index of available topics. Note: MW logo is very sensitive to spacing, thus code must be exact. 

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