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Geometry in Motion

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Author:Daniel Scher
Description: Direct interaction with geometric diagrams, courtesy of JavaSketchpad. The contents include a variety of curve-drawing devices (Intersecting Circles, Falling Ladder, Van Schooten's Parabola, and more); also other activities such as Constant Perimeter and Area Rectangles, the Burning Tent problem, Maximizing Area, etc. See also Scher's articles on dynamic geometry and the Geometer's Sketchpad (in particular "Problem Solving and Proof in the Age of Dynamic Geometry"), and his book from Key Curriculum Press on ellipses, hyperbolas, and parabolas for grades 10-12, Exploring Conic Sections with The Geometer's Sketchpad.

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Graphics, Lesson Plans and Activities, Problems/Puzzles, Articles, Books, Documents/Sketches/Galleries, Geometer's Sketchpad, Web Interactive/Java
Math Topics: Euclidean Plane Geometry, Conic Sections and Circles, Constructions, Coordinate Plane Geometry, Triangles and Other Polygons
Math Ed Topics: Computers

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