# whole class work on following instructions by lindash

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Pen down
Forward 2 paces
Turn Left 90o
Forward 4 paces
Turn Left 90o             What shape have you drawn?
Forward 2 paces
Turn Left 90o
Forward 4 paces
Finish

Now work in groups of three
One to give the commands, one to write down the commands and one to

Each group will need one large sheet of paper a marker pen and a pen for
writing the instructions

Commands that you will find useful
Pen up (when you don’t want the pen to draw)
Pen down
Forward
Backward
Left ( and specify an angle)
Right ( specify an angle)

Secondary mathematics     KS3 National Strategy
partnership                8-SS2/R06i, ii, & iii
Resource sheet 6 could be used as introductory activities with the whole class to introduce following
commands. The activities could be done in a larger space for example the hall. The group activity would
require some large paper for the pupils to work on. In this group activity the pupils could help each other come
up with the commands for a house and take turns being the drawer (turtle) to see if they work.

If the department has access to an interactive whiteboard or projector the plenary could be using    logo      to
follow the instructions (adapting the units) to see if they draw a house.

www.softronix.com
Or ask your IT department who may have already obtained it because it is needed for KS3 ICT training

Secondary mathematics                  KS3 National Strategy
partnership                                 8-SS2/R06i, ii, & iii
Following Instructions
Using a pencil and ruler follow the instructions and discover what they draw
For each one start 1/3rd of the way down the page and over to left hand side

1.                                         2.
With your pencil draw a line Forward       With your pencil draw a line Forward
3cm                                        6cm
Turn right 90o then forward 8cm            Turn right 90o then forward 2cm
Turn right 90o then forward 3cm            Turn right 90o then forward 4cm
Turn right 90o then forward 3cm            Turn left 90o then forward 4cm
Turn right 90o then forward 3cm            Turn right 90o then forward 2cm
Pick your pencil up go forward 2cm         Turn right 90o then forward 6cm
Turn right 90o then forward 3cm
Turn right 90o then forward 3cm
Finish

3.                                         4.
With your pencil draw a line Forward       With your pencil draw a line Forward
2cm                                        4cm
Turn right 90o then forward 2cm            Turn right 60o then forward 4cm
Turn left 90o then forward 2cm             Repeat this 4 more times
Turn right 90o then forward 2cm            Then finish
Turn left 90o then forward 2cm             What shape have you drawn?
Turn right 90o then forward 2cm
Turn right 90o then forward 2cm
Turn left 90o then forward 2cm
Turn right 90o then forward 2cm
Turn left 90o then forward 2cm
Turn right 90o then forward 2cm
Finish

Secondary mathematics               KS3 National Strategy
partnership                               8-SS2/R06i, ii, & iii
Following Instructions
Using a pencil and ruler follow the instructions and discover what they draw
For each one start 1/3rd of the way down the page and over to left hand side

1.                                         2.
With your pencil draw a line Forward       With your pencil draw a line Forward
3cm                                        6cm
Turn right 90o then forward 80             Turn right 90o then forward 20
Turn right 90o then forward 30             Turn right 90o then forward 40
Turn right 90o then forward 30             Turn left 90o then forward 40
Turn right 90o then forward 30             Turn right 90o then forward 20
Pick your pencil up go forward 20          Turn right 90o then forward 60
Turn right 90o then forward 30
Turn right 90o then forward 30
Finish

3.                                         4.
With your pencil draw a line Forward       With your pencil draw a line Forward
2cm                                        4cm
Turn right 90o then forward 20             Turn right 60o then forward 40
Turn left 90o then forward 20              Repeat this 4 more times
Turn right 90o then forward 20             Then finish
Turn left 90o then forward 20              What shape have you drawn?
Turn right 90o then forward 20
Turn right 90o then forward 20
Turn left 90o then forward 20
Turn right 90o then forward 20
Turn left 90o then forward 20
Turn right 90o then forward 20
Finish

Secondary mathematics               KS3 National Strategy
partnership                               8-SS2/R06i, ii, & iii
Resource sheet 6ii could be put onto an OHT or duplicated for pupils to work from. It is intended to follow
some whole class work on following instructions like that on resource sheet 6i. For pupils that have access to
ICT and LOGO there is sheet 6iii. Note the instructions will need altering slightly. If there is no access to
computers the pupils could work on paper with pencil and ruler. Again the plenary could be to look at results
either drawn on paper or on the screen if there is a facility to project LOGO.

This sheet could also be used as a homework sheet. I have included a sheet with LOGO commands that may be
useful for the pupils.

Secondary mathematics                 KS3 National Strategy
partnership                                8-SS2/R06i, ii, & iii

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