Connecting Polygons to Coding (pp. 25--33)

Allyson Klovekorn


This paper discusses a lesson implemented in a high school classroom that promotes the connection of geometry--specifically, polygons---to coding using freely available, web-based programming tools. Details of the lesson and the tools (i.e., Turtle graphics / Logo) are shared as well as a discussion of revisions based upon relevant literature and conversations with colleagues.

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