From Ben and Dan's conversation >I've found LOGO to be one of the best problem solving platforms I've ever >used. You can learn the language quickly, then you can integrate problem >solving and mathematics very closely, creating a working environment which >isn't far from what a lot of people do for a living.
I'm happy to see discussion of Logo continuing. There is a lot of research on Logo, and it's amazing how a few early studies still dominate people's impressions even though later research indicated that Logo IS indded a great problem solving platform.
Anyone interested can get our own research of this research, either from:
Michael Tempel Logo Foundation 250 West 57th Street, Suite 2603 New York, NY 10107-2603
Or we'll send you a version published here:
Clements, D. H., & Meredith, J. S. (1993). Research on Logo: Effects and efficacy. Journal of Computing in Childhood Education, 4, 263-290.
(Just e-mail me for a copy.)
We need more research at the high school level.
I've also WRITTEN a verion of Logo with Julie Sarama (previously Meredith), that is specifically designed to support the NCTM Standards and make kids' Logo experiences more mathematical. We can send more information on that too, if you like. I'd be interested in your advice.