Welcome to the
summer issue of Turtle Talk,
Logo newsletter from Terrapin Software.
|Fun Summer Learning with Logo Combo Packs
Combine savings, fun, and learning this summer with
Terrapin's Logo combo packs. Save 25%
from regular prices when you purchase Terrapin Logo along with the
turtle robot or the
Crystal Rain Forest adventure
game or buy all
three for the best value!
Terrapin Logo provides an
for drawing, experimenting with math concepts, and
learning to program. Crystal Rain Forest is an
engaging adventure game where you can save the
environment while developing Logo programming
skills. The Pro-Bot robot is a Logo turtle
life which you can program to move all around the
Registered users of
are also eligible for
discounts on Pro-Bot and/or
creating their own combo packs.
Hurry to take
advantage of this special offer before it expires on
|Chinese Students Get Math Boost with Logo
Prof. Meiyu Fu of Guizhou, China recently
her experience using Logo to teach math at the
Conference on Computers in Education
at Michican State University in May. She recounted her
history with Logo, from discovering it in 1984 to
integrating it into her math classes over the
years. She presented results of using Logo to teach
geometry, algebra, and trigometry,
which included greatly increased student enthusiasm
and improved math test scores, including a student
who became national math champion and another
who achieved the highest math score on the university
After teaching middle and high school math for
many years, Prof. Fu founded the
Guizhou Institute of Basic Math Creative
she is president. The institute does research in best
methods for teaching math, including the use of Logo,
and provides teacher training to improve methodology
in western China. Prof. Fu is the author of
two Logo books
and a regular presenter at
conferences. She stated that she was very happy to
make her first trip to the United States and exchange
ideas with American and
Chinese colleagues and returns to China
with new enthusiasm.
In the photo above, Prof. Fu and Terrapin president
Bill Glass show off their
meeting in Cambridge, MA.
|See Terrapin Products at NECC
Terrapin will be exhibiting at the
National Educational Computing Conference
held in San Antonio,
Texas from June 29 through July 2. NECC brings
together thousands of educators to share ideas and
see the latest in educational technology.
Terrapin will be in Exhibit Hall Booth #
. Come by to say hello and try out all of
products. Look at Terrapin Logo and the
extensive range of Terrapin's Logo-related books and
curriculum. Take a whirl with Crystal Rain Forest or try
controlling Bee-Bot or
. Consult with Terrapin staff on what
work best in your school situation.
We look forward to seeing you in San Antonio!
Bee-Bot Poster Project
NECC Technology Boot Camp
July 2, 9:00-11:00
HGCC Tower View Lobby
presented by Cristy McBee
Sweetwater School District #1
Rock Springs, WY
kindergarten classrooms in Wyoming. Read her story on the Terrapin web site
and see her NECC presentation for great
ideas on using Bee-Bots. July 2 is her birthday
so wish her happy birthday while you're
In the area but not registered for NECC?
for a free ticket to the NECC Exhibit Hall.
the wide range of educational technology products on
display along with those that Terrapin will be
in Booth # 5038.