TURTLE GEOMETRY MICROWORLD 3
In this appendix to the Geometry Microworld Part II Chris Gregory, Senior Lecturer in Mathematics at Bradford and llkley Community College, looks at the rectangle.
We have already come across the procedures SQUARE and TRI, which draw squares and equilateral triangles, in particular with the variable SIDE which allows us to make the shapes any size we like. These ideas can now be adapted to draw rectangles.
Draw a Rectangle
This activity may well lead to children deciding that SQUARE is just a special case of RECT - that a square can be considered to be just a special kind of rectangles.
Different Rectangles, Perimeters and Areas
The 'standard' procedure for drawing a rectangle is:
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