Turtle Fractals and Spirolaterals: Effective Assignments for Novice Graphics Programmers
Authors: Anderson, E.F.
Editors: Zara, J. and Post, F.
Start date: 16 April 2018
Journal: EG 2018 - Education Papers
Publisher: The Eurographics Association
This paper presents an effective assignment in the shape of a computer graphics application from an introductory computing course with a graphics programming flavour. The assignment involves basic 2D computer graphics used in combination with fundamental algorithmic elements to create a simple drawing application. Students are first asked to create a data structure and appropriate functions replicating the operations of a Turtle graphics system and then to use this turtle for drawing either fractals or spirolateral curves.