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M.J.Winter

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Discovering Geometry with a Computer
Posted: Jun 17, 1995 1:15 PM
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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 Chartwell-Bratt.ISBN 0-86238-373-0
I will be using it with both Cabri II and Sketchpad.

ch1: An intoduction to Cabri-geometry
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 drag-mode 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.

***********************************************************

A SERIES OF CLASSROOM-TRIALLED PHOTOCOPIABLE SUPPORT MATERIALS,

A SERIES OF CLASSROOM-TRIALLED 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 0-86238-377-3.
This booklet presents some ideas for using Cabri-Geometre 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/









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