This is a glimpse of Seymour introducing Logo and Turtle Geometry. The videos were taken from Seymour Papert on Logo a video series made by William and Elizabeth Schwartz, Ladue, Missouri.
Here Papert introduces the simplicity of the Turtle idea.
Now Papert shows how quickly you can use this simple idea to explore geometric ideas.
Papert explains the connection between the Turtle and body geometry (technically called body Synconicity). The ERA Principle of Embodiment claims this connection is stronger between student and physical robot compared with that of student and screen Turtle.
What I like about this video is Seymour shows that Logo and Turtles do not simply explain mathematical and coding ideas: they encourage students to explore. The spirit of “What if we did this?” is at the heart of educational robots.
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