Chapter 7. Polygons, Circles, Stars and Stuff
“Now it’s time for the magic!”“Magic?” asked Morf. “What do youmean, magic? You’ve never talked aboutLogo magic before.”“We’ve talked about shapes, and howyou can put two or more together to makea picture. We’ve talked about writingprocedures and adding variables andthings to those procedures. But this is allpretty ordinary stuff. Now it’s time todiscover some of the magic — not justLogo magic, but math magic too.”What’s the relationship between a square and a circle, forexample? Is there a relationship? And why have it? Whatrules fit for the square, the circle, and other shapes? How canyou prove that those rules are true?There’s a lot to look at here, more than we can cover in just one chapter. However, we’ll tell you where to explore todiscover all sorts of new things.________________________________________________
Playing With Polygons
You’ve worked with three, four, and six-sided polygonsso far. By the way, can you write a procedure for a two-sidedpolygon?You had better say NO. Polygons are closed shapes withat least three sides.