This Java applet asks students to plan a path using translations and turns that gets the ladybug to the cover of a leaf. Students practice analyzing sequences of moves and testing them. The applet supports the 4-lesson unit Ladybug Adventures (cataloged separately). Suggestions for implementation are included.
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