From a Grade 7-8 Computer Teacher

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Date: Sat, 06 Jan 1996
From: Jan Moyers

Dear Suzanne,

I have just presented lessons to my 7th and 8th grade students using your Hypercard Tessellations. We have really come up with some wonderful patterns. We were most successful with the square and the triangle. We added some shortcuts and some interesting innovations. We did some with patterns on the triangle or square. We duplicated pairs or rows rather than singles. One student even cut pieces to fill his screen to the edges. I like to find ideas that can be expanded with creativity. Thanks for your contribution.

I did a sample with HyperStudio 3.0. I found one command where your reference was in HS 2.0. When I do it as a lesson with my students, I will let you know what it is. I think it was the command that reverses the colors. It is in a different menu in HS 3.0. I'll let you know. Again, thanks for the ideas.

I tried the b/w tessellations with MacPaint and it is possible. I wanted to find a way to do a whole page of pattern to then superimpose a black or white image. I haven't finished the idea, but I will share it with you if it works and you are interested.

I'd be delighted to try any more ideas that you have developed. It is difficult to find successful activities for the old SEs.


Jan Moyers

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