Activity: Definition and properties of a rectangle (Coordinate Geomtery)  Math Open Reference 


Go to:  http://www.mathopenref.com/coordrectangle.html (opens a new window)  
Description:  An interactive applet and associated web page that show the definition and properties of a rectangle in coordinate geometry. The applet has a rectangle with draggable vertices. As the user resizes the rectangle the applet continuously recalculates its width, height and diagonals from the vertex coordinates. Rectangle can be rotated on the plane to show the more complex cases. The grid, coordinates and calculations can be turned on and off for class problem solving. The applet can be printed in the state it appears on the screen to make handouts. The web page has a full definition of a rectangle when the coordinates of the points defining it are known, and has links to other pages relating to coordinate geometry. Applet can be enlarged to full screen size for use with a classroom projector. After use in the classroom, student can access it again from any web browser at home or in the library with no login required. This resource is a component of the Math Open Reference Interactive Geometry textbook project at http://www.mathopenref.com. 

Technology Type:  Flash  
Author:  John Page  
Language:  English  
Cost:  Does not require payment for use  
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Courses:  Geometry  Coordinate geometry, Rectangle  
