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Turtle Geometry The Computer as a Medium for Exploring Mathematics

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ISBN-10: 0262510375

ISBN-13: 9780262510370

Edition: 1986

Authors: Harold Abelson, Andrea DiSessa

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Turtle Geometry presents an innovative program of mathematical discovery that demonstrates how the effective use of personal computers can profoundly change the nature of a student's contact with mathematics. Using this book and a few simple computer programs, students can explore the properties of space by following an imaginary turtle across the screen. The concept of turtle geometry grew out of the Logo Group at MIT. Directed by Seymour Papert, author of Mindstorms, this group has done extensive work with preschool children, high school students and university undergraduates. Harold Abelson is an associate professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. Andrea diSessa is an associate professor in the Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley.
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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 1986
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 7/9/1986
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 498
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Hal Abelson is Class of 1922 Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a fellow of the IEEE. He is a founding director of Creative Commons, Public Knowledge, and the Free Software Foundation. Additionally, he serves as co-chair for the MIT Council on Educational Technology.