Close
Close
Advanced Search >

Logo Adventures, MicroWorlds edition, 2nd Edition
Quick Preview
/gs_flipbook/flip.php?xml=/demo_xml/94753.xml&w=500&h=324
Full‑size Preview
https://watermark.currclick.com/pdf_previews/94753-sample.pdf

Logo Adventures, MicroWorlds edition, 2nd Edition

ADD TO WISHLIST >
PDF
$34.99
$26.99

Have fun at the computer and learn some programming too! 

Logo Adventures encourages creativity and problem-solving, guiding kids to create various projects including drawing a clown face, making simple animations, drawing and playing a board game, and creating an animated greeting card.

 There's plenty of room for the students to create projects uniquely theirs. Designed as a homeschool currriculum for kids 8 and up, featuring 26 weekly lessons with assignments.

Logo Adventures uses the Logo computer language developed at MIT to develop reasoning skills in primary school children. Because this book uses no variables, it is suitable for elementary-age children. Kids under 10 will need an adult alongside.

This book was written by Phyllis Wheeler, an engineer, writer, and homeschooler, whose successful Computer Science Pure and Simple curriculum for middle and high school sparked many requests for a book for younger kids.

It uses MicroWorlds Logo software, usable on Mac and PC current operating systems. Purchased separately. Free trial at http://www.microworlds.com/solutions/demo_ex.html

Your software download purchase price of $29.70 is a 70 percent savings from the $99 retail price, for buyers of Motherboard Books curriculum. To get the discount, email info@motherboardbooks.com for instructions.

Quotes About This Product

“Many families have used and loved Logo Adventures. Logo Adventures was designed to be used as weekly lessons. However, my children enjoy this so much that they are already on Lesson 8 … we have only had this program for 2 weeks!   They are learning so much more than I could have imagined (hello Geometry!) The best part is: they are ASKING to do this, ON THEIR OWN!” –Victoria C., http://parsimoniouspash.com/giveaway/logo-adventures-review-giveaway

“My son has so enjoyed Logo Adventures. I cannot get him to stop on most days. He is eating it up with much success. I love the fact that he can do this on his own since he is 11 years old. Thanks again for making learning fun!” — Nora Huggins, Indialantic FL

“This is probably my favorite product out of all of the products that I reviewed through the TOS Homeschool Crew. Computers & Technology, no one doubts, is one thing that our kids should learn for their futures – and Motherboard Books will give your kids a headstart! …Josiah used Logo Adventures with MicroWorlds EX software and has learned so much about what computers need as input to be programmable. Josiah said, ‘My favorite part was that you could make it repeat it (the pattern you create) like 100 times!!’ –Zindra Nelson, Mt. Vernon, WA

“It’s safe to say my kids are currently somewhat obsessed with Phyllis Wheeler’s Logo Adventures, available from Motherboard Books. I had never heard of the Logo computer language, invented years ago at MIT to teach children problem solving.–Dawn Camp of Atlanta, GA

“OK. I admit it. Logo Adventures isn’t exactly what I expected. Every time I reached for a product to review, Logo Adventures ended up on the bottom of the stack. Why? These words on the first page, in bold: “This book is designed for a younger child to work together with an adult.” Translation: I have to figure it out first–definitely a disadvantage to busy moms struggling to keep up with the rest of their children’s schoolwork. “But was I ever wrong! Logo Adventures is a wonderful introduction to real computer programming for 8 to12-year-olds. Anybody can do this–even moms. I hunkered down, opened the first lesson, and found that the material is presented in fun, easy steps with plenty of repetition…

“This is a great curriculum for the computer-loving kids in your homeschool.” — Susan K. Marlow, writing for The Old Schoolhouse Magazine

"We LOVE Logo (Adventures)… it has been a wonderful part of our homeschooling. I have been spreading the word among my homeschool friends, too, because it is an area where there is a need for ‘curriculum’ and most of us are not equipped to teach these skills.” — Christine Michaud, a military wife (Seoul, Korea, and Washington, DC) and homeschool mom

“…Seeing such determination and passion in my son, I was determined to get him started in the right direction so that he can start his programming career. You know how we homeschooling moms are! I did a lot of research and found the best fit for our needs: Motherboard Books.

“There are a few options to choose from, but since my son was 9 (about to be 10 at the time), I wanted to start him on something that he could do on his own (well, mostly on his own). We started with the program: Logo Adventures. It’s designed for children between the ages of 8 and 12 and it uses an MIT software program called MicroWorlds.

“Phyllis Wheeler, the mama behind Motherboard Books, has done a tremendous job of breaking down the concepts of programming into steps that are easy to follow and understand. I program in Lotus Notes for my work and it’s difficult sometimes for me to understand what I’m doing. However, with MicroWorlds and Phyllis’ instructions, it’s a joy!!

“My son really enjoys programming. He’s been learning how to draw shapes, move the ‘turtle’ forward and backward, turn him around using angles and position him differently on the page. “If your child is interested in learning how to program then Logo Adventures is a great place to start. I would highly recommend it for your child. It’s definitely been a winning experience for my son (who plans to start his own gaming company that he’ll pass down to his children and grandchildren). Those are his dreams and ambitions! Who am I to stand in his way? Check out Motherboard Books. You won’t be disappointed!

“In summary:

  • Logo Adventures, programming for children 8-12
  • Very understandable and easy to follow
  • Self-paced program
  • Uses MIT-created software

Overall: thumbsup” — Meredith Duke of Austin, TX

 
 
 Customers Who Bought this Title also Purchased
Reviews (0)
Discussions (0)
Narrow Results
 Follow Your Favorites!
NotificationsSign in to get custom notifications of new products!
Product Information
Appropriate Age(s)
Author(s)
Appropriate Age(s)
Pages
115
ISBN
978-0692425626
File Size:
1.91 MB
Format
Original electronic
Scanned image
These products were created by scanning an original printed edition. Most older books are in scanned image format because original digital layout files never existed or were no longer available from the publisher.

For PDF download editions, each page has been run through Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software to attempt to decipher the printed text. The result of this OCR process is placed invisibly behind the picture of each scanned page, to allow for text searching. However, any text in a given book set on a graphical background or in handwritten fonts would most likely not be picked up by the OCR software, and is therefore not searchable. Also, a few larger books may be resampled to fit into the system, and may not have this searchable text background.

For printed books, we have performed high-resolution scans of an original hardcopy of the book. We essentially digitally re-master the book. Unfortunately, the resulting quality of these books is not as high. It's the problem of making a copy of a copy. The text is fine for reading, but illustration work starts to run dark, pixellating and/or losing shades of grey. Moiré patterns may develop in photos. We mark clearly which print titles come from scanned image books so that you can make an informed purchase decision about the quality of what you will receive.
Original electronic format
These ebooks were created from the original electronic layout files, and therefore are fully text searchable. Also, their file size tends to be smaller than scanned image books. Most newer books are in the original electronic format. Both download and print editions of such books should be high quality.
File Last Updated:
May 04, 2015
This title was added to our catalog on March 14, 2015.