[IAEP] 40 maths shapes challenges

Costello, Rob R Costello.Rob.R at edumail.vic.gov.au
Fri Sep 4 19:23:48 EDT 2009

Hi Maria 
like the logo approach....
loop 360
  forward 1
   right 1 
is a simple way to approximate a circle
could also use scratch's trig functions to draw a circle, but i guess the first is more what the bodily syntonic thing is about,,,how does it feel to walk around a circle


From: iaep-bounces at lists.sugarlabs.org on behalf of Maria Droujkova
Sent: Sat 9/5/2009 2:42 AM
To: Bill Kerr
Cc: iaep
Subject: Re: [IAEP] 40 maths shapes challenges

Circle is one of the hardest in Scratch. Unless I am missing a command.

Maria Droujkova
http://www.naturalmath.com <http://www.naturalmath.com/> 

Make math your own, to make your own math.

On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 7:19 AM, Bill Kerr <billkerr at gmail.com> wrote:

	Image attached 

	Forty shapes to make in Scratch <http://scratch.mit.edu/>  or some other version of logo, such as Turtle Art <http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Activities/Turtle_Art> . It's hard to see the thumbnail but click on it for a larger view.
	This is one of the best sheets ever for teaching maths (designed by Barry Newell):

	*	the logo turtle or scratch cat acts as a transitional object between the concrete maths shape and the abstraction of the script that makes the shape 
	*	the sheet includes both simple and complex shapes, increasing in order of complexity, there is a challenge there for everyone 
	*	many of the more complex shapes are made up of combinations of the simpler shapes 

	Source: Barry Newell's Turtle Confusion (1988)

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