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  1. The Geometer's Sketchpad: Classroom Resources - The Math Forum
    Sketchpad and JavaSketchpad dynamic interactive geometry resources on the Math Forum Site: sketches, activities, and tours; MAA meetings and groups with presentations and sample sketches; Forum Sketchpad Web Units (Algebra & Calculus; Vectors; Morphing in Sketchpad). See also the Math Forum's page of Sketchpad Resources on the Web. more>>

  2. The Geometer's Sketchpad - Key Curriculum Press
    Geometry software for Euclidean, coordinate, transformational, analytic, and fractal geometry, recommended for students from grade 5 through college. Developed for geometry, students now also use Sketchpad's flexibility and reach to explore algebra, trigonometry, calculus, art, science, and more; and it is available in many languages. more>>

  3. Geometry Turned On: Dynamic Software in Learning, Teaching, and Research - J. King and D. Schattschneider, Editors
    This book contains twenty-six papers about aspects of dynamic software for geometry. The book does not contain software itself, but this site includes downloadable files for many of the papers in the book. For a discussion of what the book is about, see the Preface: Making Geometry Dynamic. Dynamic geometry is active, exploratory geometry carried out with interactive computer software. The papers in this volume are intended to convince readers that dynamic geometry is full of action, energy, and even hype - the hype of excited individuals (students, teachers, researchers) who can't help but communicate their enthusiasm as they discuss the many implications of the software. more>>

  4. Sketch Exchange - Key Curriculum Press
    Share Sketchpad activities, tips, questions, and ideas in this online community dedicated to the dynamic geometry software. Browse sketches by grade level, topic, or tags. more>>


 
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  1. 3-D Drawing and Geometry - Cathi Sanders
    A Math Forum Summer 1998 Institute project that uses examples of paintings, architecture, etc. to analyze different types of 3-D drawings, and teaches students how to create them. Careers in 3-D drawing that use these techniques, from architecture to ...more>>

  2. Advanced Algebra Through Data Exploration: A Graphing Calculator Approach - Key Curriculum Press
    An all-new text that combines data exploration, hands-on activities, and the power of graphing calculators to enhance the content of advanced algebra. ...more>>

  3. Algebra and Calculus Sketches - Ruth Carver
    See how the graph of y=mx+b changes as m or b changes; how the graph of y=ax^2+c changes as a or c changes; how the graph of y=a(x-h)^2+k changes as a,h and k change; and examine five Geometer's Sketchpad sketches showing how to find equations of tangent ...more>>

  4. Andy Norton's Web Page - Dept. of Mathematics Education, Univ. of Georgia
    Illustrated essays and explorations of algebra and geometry using various technology, including TI-85 calculators, CBL's and computer software such as Geometer's Sketchpad (with sketches to download), Algebra Expressor, and Excel, by a grad student in ...more>>

  5. Anisohedral Tilings Page - John Berglund
    Tilings and tessellatings with 2-anisohedral and other isohedral tilings. With explanations and a bibliography. Berglund's JavaSketchpad applets include circles in a lattice shape; affine polygons, which extends Napoleon's theorem from a triangle to a ...more>>

  6. Annie's Sketchpad Activities - Annie Fetter
    Handouts for activities that incorporate JavaSketchpad, including: making a presentation sketch; investigating the properties of quadrilaterals; the Euler segment; morphing a simple figure to a circle; Napoleon's theorem; drawing a box and its net; and ...more>>

  7. Calculus in Motion - Audrey Weeks
    Geometer's Sketchpad animations of mathematical concepts from middle school through high school. Three products are offered: Calculus in Motion (161 animations Including animations of 2009-1997 AP Exam AB & BC Free Response Questions); Algebra in Motion ...more>>

  8. Catalog of Isohedral Tilings by Symmetric Polygonal Tiles - Doris Schattschneider
    A collection of Sketchpad and JavaSketchpad files supplementing the article "One Corona is Enough for the Euclidean Plane" by mathematicians Doris Schattschneider and Nikolai Dolbilin. Tilings of the Euclidean plane by a single polygon are considered, ...more>>

  9. Center for Technology and Teacher Education - Curry School of Education, University of Virginia
    An interdisciplinary group that develops materials to prepare teachers to use technology to enhance and extend students' learning of mathematics. This site offers activities using graphing calculators, The Geometer's Sketchpad, Microsoft Excel, the ExploreMath.com ...more>>

  10. Charlotte and the World Wide Web - Santrach, Carpenter, Young, Young; The Geometry Center
    An introduction to the World Wide Web, its potentials, and links to some geometry software (The Geometer's Sketchpad, Tesselmania, Geometric Golfer, Kali, Kaleidotile), for secondary school educators. A final project created for Math 5337, Technology ...more>>

  11. Chase Four Sketches - Bill Finzer, Key Curriculum Press
    A sketch and a script to answer the question: if there are four ants in the plane and each crawls continuously toward the next ant, what do their paths look like? ...more>>

  12. CIESEmath Project - Stevens Institute for Technology Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education
    Outlines of ten units of Everyday Math and thirteen chapters of Transition Math, some with links to relevant Java applets and Geometer's Sketchpad sketches. The list of activities links to more interactive math tools, instructions, and handouts. A joint ...more>>

  13. Clocks - Bill Finzer, Key Curriculum Press
    Two sketches illustrating useful Sketchpad animation techniques. Shows how to move the hour and minute hands at different rates, and how to convert the analog motion of the clock into digital switches. ...more>>

  14. Colégio de Gaia, Grupo de Matematica
    Math resources in Portuguese: Galeria de Sketches - a gallery of JavaSketchpad and Geometer's Sketchpad problems and sketches including the Pythagorean theorem (o Teorema de Pitágoras), Vector Addition (Adicao de Vectores), cutting a cube/parallelepiped ...more>>

  15. Compleat Sine Wave, Fourier Series - Bill Finzer, Key Curriculum Press
    Two "FPU Necessary [Geometer's] Sketches," one that illustrates Fourier series and another that draws a sine wave and lets you change the phase, amplitude, and frequency dynamically. ...more>>

  16. Concurrency Points in a Triangle - Brakalova, Johnson, Scalzitti, Thornberry; The Geometry Center
    An interactive Web-based exploration designed to facilitate the teaching of triangle concurrency, both as an integral part of a geometry curriculum and as enrichment material. These pages can be used by individual students as a computer exploration, as ...more>>

  17. Concurrent Triangles - Jim Wilson
    Sketches and scripts exploring various concurrencies in triangles. ...more>>

  18. The Conic Sections in Polar Coordinates - David Arnold; Mathematics Dept., College of the Redwoods, CA
    An interactive study of the polar form of the equation for a conic section, for readers familiar with polar coordinates and triangle trigonometry. This activity is also a vehicle for the introduction of the Geometer's Sketchpad, though no prior experience ...more>>

  19. Connected Mathematics Project Sketchpad Activities - Nathalie Sinclair, Michigan State University
    Worksheets, sketches, and teacher notes for the Connected Mathematics Project curriculum (CMP). Developed by researchers from Michigan State University and KCP Technologies, who have surveyed Years 6 and 7 of CMP. Use the link at the bottom of the page ...more>>

  20. Constant Perimeter and Constant Area Rectangles (Connected Geometry) - Daniel Scher; Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)
    Interactive Java animations accompany the article "Theorems in Motion: Using Dynamic Geometry to Gain Fresh Insights" by Daniel Scher in the April 1996 issue of the Mathematics Teacher. The article outlines how dynamic geometry software can be used to ...more>>

  21. Derivative and Integral - Bill Finzer, Key Curriculum Press
    Two sketches demonstrating elementary calculus concepts. Each sketch shows the graph of a function and the graph of its derivative. One sketch lets you change the graph of the function and watch the effect on its derivative. The other sketch lets you ...more>>

  22. Dirichlet Sketches - Jim King, Key Curriculum Press; Math Forum
    Three sketches showing the Dirichlet or Voronoi regions corresponding to configurations of 3, 4, or 5 points. ...more>>

  23. Discovering Geometry Newsletter - Key Curriculum Press
    A free biannual publication providing information and teaching techniques for The Geometer's Sketchpad software package, the Discovering Geometry Newsletter is a resource for those interested in geometry and technology education. Download PDFs of past ...more>>

  24. Dueling Pinwheels - A Geometer's Sketchpad Activity - Cynthia Lanius
    Construction directions for rotations, translation, and reflection, with questions to explore and a demonstration sketch to download. ...more>>

  25. Dynamic Mathematics Visualization for Young Learners
    Sketchpad in Grades 3-8 - a working conference, held at the University of Illinois at Chicago in February, 2003. Researchers, curriculum developers, and educators began developing a curriculum and software structure around The Geometer's Sketchpad technology ...more>>

  26. Dynamic Number - KCP Technologies, Inc.
    Classroom-ready activities of The Geometer's Sketchpad® for interacting with mathematical objects to develop deep understanding of number and early algebra concepts. Some of this content received support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) ...more>>

  27. E and M - Finzer, Berkelman, Bennett; Key Curriculum Press
    Two sketches showing how to model force fields. One sketch models a capacitor, and the other shows the strength at various points of the field generated by two charged particles. ...more>>

  28. Educação Matemática e Novas Tecnologias - Gravina, Barreto; Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)
    Discusses new technologies as resources for the learning of Mathematics: software descriptions, lesson plans, articles. In Portuguese. ...more>>

  29. Elliptic Geometry Drawing Tools - Brad Findell
    Elliptic geometry calculations using the disk model. Includes scripts for: Finding the point antipodal to a given point; drawing the circle with given center through a given point; measuring the elliptic angle described by three points; measuring the ...more>>

  30. Essay Ideas - Jim Wilson, Dept. of Mathematics Education, Univ. of Georgia
    For a course on Using Computers in Mathematics Instruction. Friday the 13th (show there are at most three and at least one Friday the 13th in each year, consider when two consecutive months can be have Friday the 13th); Gingerbread Man (a Microsoft Excel ...more>>

  31. Explorations of a Problem with Two Squares - Jim Wilson; Dept. of Mathematics Education, Univ. of Georgia
    Given a square of side s and segments drawn from each vertex to the midpoint of the second side, counting counter-clockwise, the segments intersect to form a new square. What is the ratio of the area of the shaded square to the area of the original square? ...more>>

  32. Exploring Advanced Euclidean Geometry with Geometer's Sketchpad - Gerard A. Venema
    A sequence of PDFs that show how to use dynamic visualization software to explore topics in collegiate Euclidean geometry. Each file is 0.2MB or smaller. The complete sequence runs 121 pages, and features a table of contents, bibliography, index, and ...more>>

  33. Exploring Parabolas (JavaSketchpad) (MSTE) - James P. Dildine; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
    Directions and descriptions for creating and simulating the creation of a parabola. The creation takes place within a Java Window in the browser and allows the user to interact with the sketch of a parabola he or she creates. The page includes tips and ...more>>

  34. Exponential Sketch - Finzer, Berkelman, Bennett; Key Curriculum Press
    A sketch that draws the exponential function and lets you change the base dynamically. ...more>>

  35. Extended Concurrencies of a Triangle - Jim Wilson; Dept. of Mathematics Education, Univ. of Georgia
    An exploration: take any triangle ABC. Construct equilateral triangles externally on each side and locate the center of each equilateral triangle. Label these centers A', B', and C' for the triangle centers opposite angles A, B, and C. Construct lines ...more>>

  36. Ferris Wheel - Jim King, University of Washington
    Physical devices can be modeled using dynamic geometry. A vital tool for moving objects around in the model are the isometries, or distance-preserving transformations. This model of a Ferris wheel provides a good example. A step-by-step description of ...more>>

  37. Finding the Smallest Triangle - Jim Parks
    A script for finding the triangle of minimum perimeter inscribed in a given triangle. ...more>>

  38. Gateways to Advanced Mathematical Thinking (GAMT) - Michelle Manes; Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)
    The goal of this project is to research the ways in which high school and college mathematics students come to acquire flexible understandings of essential concepts needed for analytic and algebraic thinking. Integral to this research effort is the development ...more>>

  39. The Geometer's Sketchpad and Tessellations - Cathleen V. Sanders
    A tessellation tutorial that provides step-by-step instructions for tiling the plane using the Geometer's Sketchpad. Linked to it are examples of student tessellations created by Cathi Sanders' pupils at Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii. ...more>>

  40. Geometer's Sketchpad - Berger, Witzman, Pearson, Vang; The Geometry Center
    Introducing elementary and secondary educators to the operation of Geometer's Sketchpad. Lessons allow teachers to access illustrations of some sample classroom uses, teaching some of the advanced functions of Sketchpad that make it a unique tool for ...more>>

  41. The Geometer's Sketchpad Bibliography - Key Curriculum Press
    This bibliography lists publications that concern the software application the Geometer's Sketchpad, Dynamic Geometry in general, and the mathematical and educational contexts in which they are relevant: research, reviews, and applications. ...more>>

  42. The Geometer's Sketchpad: Classroom Resources on the Web - Math Forum
    A page of links to dynamic interactive geometry resources for Sketchpad. GSP at Key Curriculum Press; classroom introductions and tutorials; courses, classroom materials, and student work; and general information. See also Sketchpad Resources at the Math ...more>>

  43. Geometer's Sketchpad: Introductory Lab - Mike Riedy
    A beginning tutorial, with worksheets, for using GSP. Lab is organized into five parts: Preliminary Setup (formatting a disk, starting and quitting the Geometer's Sketchpad, making mistakes); Toolbox (introduction to the GSP tools: circle, select, point, ...more>>

  44. The Geometer's Sketchpad Resource Center - Key Curriculum Press
    Search collection of Sketchpad Classroom Activities for download or purchase, browse the Advanced Sketch Gallery, access Technical Support, explore some online JavaSketches created with Sketchpad, and find links to others' sketches and related resources. ...more>>

  45. The Geometer's Sketchpad - Ross Isenegger, Atomic Learning, Inc.
    Quicktime movie tutorials to learn how to use Sketchpad. Sample "Getting Started" for free. Purchase a subscription to get tutorials on using the construction menu, using the measure menu, changing the display, coordinate geometry, transformations, creating ...more>>

  46. The Geometer's Sketchpad Spirograph Lab - Mike Riedy
    Spirograph Machine, or Tea Cusps and Saucers. This lab studies the effects (both mathematical and artistic) of circular motion as points rotate around circles. Interesting things occur when a point moves around a circle as the circle rotates around another ...more>>

  47. The Geometer's Sketchpad: Three Labs - Mike Riedy
    Four sketches about rotation and translation, the cycloid, and the areas of a parallelogram and a triangle, with directions for making them. ...more>>

  48. Geometric Functions - Scott Steketee
    Activities to develop function concepts with the "compelling kinesthetic experiences and opportunities for explicit discourse" available through geometric transformations (reflections, rotations, translations). Geometric Functions resources fulfill the ...more>>

  49. Geometry Constructions - Barry Sanders
    Constructions made using the Geometer's Sketchpad: Malfatti Circles (construct 3 circles internal to any triangle, each circle being externally tangent to the other two, and each touching adjacent sides of the triangle); Hart Circle (construct the circle ...more>>

  50. Geometry in Motion - Daniel Scher
    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 ...more>>


 
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