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Math 5337: Technology in the Geometry Classroom

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Author: Sullivan, Burgiel, Osinga; The Geometry Center, Univ. of Minnesota
Description: From the University of Minnesota's course in Computational Methods in Elementary Geometry, materials developed at the Geometry Center for teaching pre- and in-service teachers of high-school geometry interested in using technology in their classrooms. Internet skills: introduction to the Web, technical information; Classical Geometry: Introductory Questions for Geometer's Sketchpad; Monge's Theorem (Sketchpad lab); Peaucellier's Linkage (a simple toy). A Dynamical Systems lab uses Java applets; Symmetry and Patterns offers units on Introduction to Symmetries, Wallpaper patterns, and Orbifolds. With appendices (materials used in class, videotapes shown in the course); Software; and student projects: Napoleon's Theorem, Tessellations, the Golden Rectangle, Fibonacci Numbers, a Slice of Pi, Pascal, and Conjectures in Geometry. Most projects include several Geometer's Sketchpad sketches.

Levels: High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Video, Courses, Lesson Plans and Activities, Collections, Internet Reference Material, Documents/Sketches/Galleries, Geometer's Sketchpad, Web Interactive/Java
Math Topics: Golden Ratio/Fibonacci, Pi, Dynamical Systems, Triangles and Other Polygons, Symmetry/Tessellations
Math Ed Topics: Technology in Math Ed

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