- an introduction to Logo by Mike Koss
In the fall of 1995 I started teaching my son's second grade class how to program using the LOGO programming language. Logo is wonderful because for very little work you can get some great graphical feedback. One of the themes of my class has been demonstrating that some seemingly complex things are in reality created by very simple processes.
We use MSW Logo implemented by George Mills. This version of LOGO is easy to install and runs on Windows 3.1 (there is also a 32 bit version available for Win95 and NT). There are some quirks in this implementation (like having to quote variable names with a semicolon to use their value) but the kids have had good luck using it for the small programs they're writing.
I prepared a number of hand-out materials and work sheets when we started the class.
March 31, 2001
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