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Age range: 14-16
Duration: 0-29 mins
  • Mathematics

Logo programming - creating algorithms

Understand and create algorithms for drawing shapes

Logo is a simple computer programming language which can be used to control devices. For example, a robotic pen can be moved using a series of instructions or commands to create a drawing. There are many commands which can be used to control the pen. Storing a series of commands like this creates a simple program. The order of the commands in a program is vital. If it is in the wrong order, the program will not work as expected.

Activity info, teachers' notes and curriculum links

An engaging starter activity in which students will create a set of instructions to draw various shapes.

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