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Author:Cut the Knot!, Alexander Bogomolny
Description: Droodles were invented by Roger Price in 1950s. These were rather abstract drawings of few lines accompanied by an implicit question "What is it?" A punch line the author's answer made the drawings obvious. A mathematical droodle is a visual object accompanied by a "What is it?" question to which there is at least one plausible answer with mathematical contents. In Drawing Worlds, R. N. Jackiw - creator of The Geometer's Sketchpad - argues for the pedagogical value of special-purpose investigation environments. With applets that function as droodles.

Levels: High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Problems/Puzzles, Articles, Web Interactive/Java
Math Topics: Conic Sections and Circles, Triangles and Other Polygons
Math Ed Topics: The Web and Pedagogy, Curriculum/Materials Development

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