During these week in control Tec our class has been using the Turtle Art activity which is run on sugar operating system . Turtle art is a program that allows you to work and make shapes with directions. You make lines using the instruction codes and the turtle follows the directions to make a shape u desire.
When i first used Turtle Art i found it difficult but once I played around for awhile i noticed its not very difficult to use. It is easy to make simple shapes such as squares and triangles but it is more complex to make hard shapes like octagons and shapes that overlap each other. I got quite a lot of help from my friends in the beginning but after i was able to do it myself. Turtle Art is a quite a fun activity to use, you just need time to learn the codes.
Most part i found difficult was using the variables, but the teacher explained it to me quite well after, and i got more of a understanding of it. The Variables are to make it more easy for you to design a complex shape. You can enter values and signs like +, x or / and it would be more easier to find the values of the shape you are making.
This is one of the shapes i made, there is 8 triangles altogether that over laps each other
These are the codes I used to make this shape
4 years ago