Terrapin Resources

Turtle Rope Swing Game

by jahayes@extra.co.nz - Te Puke Primary School

The Turtle Rope Swing Game helps students to learn about angles and how to work out their sizes. It was inspired by the Mathematical Merry-Go-Round Game, decribed by Ron Tzur and Matthew Clark in “Riding the Mathematical Merry-Go-Round”, Teaching Children Mathematics, Volume 12, number 2 (April 2006): 388 - 393. The game was developed by John Hayes, principal at Te Puke Primary School in Te Puke, New Zealand.

This project illustrates

  • angles and degrees
  • estimation
  • interaction

SwingGame.lgo

  • Procedure: MAIN
  • Description: Illustrates angles and degrees
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Tags: Angles, Degrees