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Peaucellier's Linkage

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Author:Evelyn Sander, for Math 5337, The Geometry Center
Description: Peaucellier's Linkage is a simple toy that could be constructed using straight rods attached together. The lab gives instructions for constructing and studying the linkage in Sketchpad. It then uses Sketchpad to explore the geometric properties of inversion, allowing the reader to discover how the linkage works. Part of Technology in the Geometry Classroom, a Geometry Center course.

Levels: High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Lesson Plans and Activities, Geometer's Sketchpad
Math Topics: Conic Sections and Circles
Math Ed Topics: Computers

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