Terrapin Resources
Volume 3, Number 4
Summer 2008

Welcome to the summer issue of Turtle Talk,
the quarterly Logo newsletter from Terrapin Software.

Fun Summer Learning with Logo Combo Packs
Crystal Rain Forest and Pro-Bot

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 Pro-Bot turtle robot or the Crystal Rain Forest adventure game or buy all three for the best value!

Terrapin Logo provides an open-ended environment 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 come to life which you can program to move all around the house.

Registered users of Terrapin Logo are also eligible for discounts on Pro-Bot and/or Crystal Rain Forest by creating their own combo packs. Hurry to take advantage of this special offer before it expires on August 31!

Chinese Students Get Math Boost with Logo
Prof. Meiyu Fu and Terrapin president Bill Glass

Prof. Meiyu Fu of Guizhou, China recently presented her experience using Logo to teach math at the Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education held 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 entrance exam.

After teaching middle and high school math for many years, Prof. Fu founded the Guizhou Institute of Basic Math Creative Education Technology of which 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 Chinese education 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 Turtle Power! at their meeting in Cambridge, MA.

See Terrapin Products at NECC
National Educational Computing Conference

Terrapin will be exhibiting at the National Educational Computing Conference to be 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 # 5038 . Come by to say hello and try out all of Terrapin's 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 Pro-Bot . Consult with Terrapin staff on what would work best in your school situation.

We look forward to seeing you in San Antonio!

In this issue
  • Fun Summer Learning with Logo Combo Packs
  • Chinese Students Get Math Boost with Logo
  • See Terrapin Products at NECC
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    presented by Cristy McBee
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    Rock Springs, WY

    Cristy McBee uses Bee-Bot extensively in her 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 there!

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