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Discovering Geometry with a Computer
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Jun 20, 1995 11:43 AM




Discovering Geometry with a Computer
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Jun 17, 1995 1:15 PM


Dear all, I've received a number of questions about this book, so thought there might be interest in the chapter headings. Book is Heinz Schumann and David Green, subtitles  using Cabri Geometre; Publisher is ChartwellBratt.ISBN 0862383730 I will be using it with both Cabri II and Sketchpad.
ch1: An intoduction to Cabrigeometry ch2: Learning geometry through interactive construction ch3: Creating macros for basic geometrical constructions ch4: Discovering theorems by varying geometrical figures ch5: Angle theorems as invariance properties ch6: Discovering theorems by generalising geom. figs. ch7: Producing and using loci ch8: Generating geom. figs. with line symmetry ch9: Solving advanced geom construction tasks ch10: Exploring dragmode geometry ch11: Designing geom. microworlds ch12: Microworlds for isoperimentric problems ch13: Microworlds for geometrical transformations ch14: Theorem finding  an advanced case study ch15: A geometric story Appendix  20 probs to investigate. After corresponding by email with the publisher, I faxed an order. It took almost 3 months to come  so I'd suggest ponying up for airmail. The book is light. There are also student materials Here's a description:
Alternatively, you can order it direct from us using VISA or Mastercard. The price has now been set at 19.95 GB Pounds plus 3 GB Pounds postage and packing to the USA (surface post). That is approximately 35 US Dollars in total. If you would like to place a direct order please advise your VISA or Mastercard number and the address to which your statements are sent for delivery, plus the expiry date.
We are also publishing some photocopiable support materials, which have been extensively classroom trialled over here. Here are details.
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A SERIES OF CLASSROOMTRIALLED PHOTOCOPIABLE SUPPORT MATERIALS,
A SERIES OF CLASSROOMTRIALLED PHOTOCOPIABLE SUPPORT MATERIALS, CALLED "GEOMETRY WITH CABRI". THE FIRST THREE WILL BE PUBLISHED END OF FEBRUARY 1995. 9 GBP each or 24 GBP for three. (IF YOU ORDER THE SCHUMANN/GREEN CABRI BOOK AND THE THREE BOOKLETS BELOW, THE TOTAL COST WOULD BE 73.44 US DOLLARS INCLUDING POSTAGE AND PACKING (SINCE OUR MAXIMUM DELIVERY CHARGE TO THE US IS 9 GBP). PLEASE ADD 18.36 USD FOR CHECK CONVERSION UNLESS YOU WANT TO USE A VISA OR MASTERCARD.
Taking a New Angle by Chris Little and Rosamund Sutherland, January 1995, 20 pages, ISBN 0862383773. This booklet presents some ideas for using CabriGeometre to explore elementary properties of angles at a point, between parallel lines, and in triangles and polygons. The activities may be photocopied.
The other two are Exploring Trigonometry and Transforming Transformations.
Get details, etc. from
Philip Yorke <philip@chartwel.demon.co.uk>
He mentionned that they were negotiating with Janson, but I don't know whther anything has been finalized. I should mention that the book comes with a disk to be used with Cabri I  specify either Mac or Windows. I haven't tried it with CabriII.
MJW
Professor M. J. Winter email: winter@mth.msu.edu Department of Mathematics fax: 517.432.1562 Michigan State University telephone: 517.353.6337 East Lansing, MI 48824 http://math.msu.edu:80/~winter/



