Montessori and Technology
A Montessori Approach to Turtle Geometry: the Movie
The movie below presents a Montessori approach to understanding some basics of Turtle Geometry, mostly through the use of polygons and fraction circles.
All these movies require a QuickTime Player. You can watch the movie online, download it in its entirety, or download it in segments.
Turtle Walks a Square
Turtle Walks a Triangle
Triangle and Fraction Circle
Turns and Sectors
Total Turn with Triangle
Square and Fraction Circle
Preparation for What
Introduction (17.8M) Turtle Walks a Square (18.5M) Turtle Walks a Triangle (11.7M) Triangle and Fraction Circle (11.7M) Turns and Sectors (12.3M) Total Amount of Turn When Walking a Triangle (10.0M) Square and Fraction Circle (16.0M) Orientation of Polygons for Turtle Walks (13.8M) Pentagon Sector Match and Walk (28.4M) Decagon Sector Match and Walk (46.2M) Indirect Preparation for What? (26.9M) Supplementary Angles (27.4M) Angles of a Triangle (18.4M)
Leone Learning Systems, Inc. (LLS) is a North Shore company that provides online courses for kids anywhere and local teaching and tutoring services for students in Chicago and the Northern Suburbs of Chicagoland. LLS also provides a free geometry software package for children age 6 and up, and free resources for teachers and parents. This site includes information about classes taught, availability for tutoring, learning activities for kids, lesson plans, and ongoing software and curriculum research and development efforts.