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Cartesian Graphs and Polar Gra...

Polar Coordinates (Trigonometry)+ 
Sketchpad 
Tool 

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Students compare rectangular graphs and polar graphs for functions of the form y = a sin(bx) and r = a sin(b?). Students analyze how the period and amplitude of a Cartesian graph correlate to featu...
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Cartesian Graphs and Polar Gra...

Polar Coordinates (Trigonometry)+ 
Sketchpad 
Activity 

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Students compare rectangular graphs and polar graphs for functions of the form y = a sin(bx) and r = a sin(b?). Students analyze how the period and amplitude of a Cartesian graph correlate to featu...
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Wait for a Date

Probability (Math 5)+ 
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Students use Sketchpad to simulate a probability problem and then calculate a precise probability by reasoning about their model. The link to the tool begins downloading the zip file WaitForADate....
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Wait for a Date

Probability (Math 5)+ 
Sketchpad 
Activity 

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Students use Sketchpad to simulate a probability problem and then calculate a precise probability by reasoning about their model. The link to the activity itself is to a zip file that contains bo...
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A Dynamic Proof

Pythagorean theorem (Math 7)+ 
Sketchpad 
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Students create a sketch in which a dramatic animation shows how the sum of the areas of two squares is equal to the area of the third square. The link to the tool itself is to a zip file that co...
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A Dynamic Proof

Pythagorean theorem (Math 7)+ 
Sketchpad 
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Students create a sketch in which a dramatic animation shows how the sum of the areas of two squares is equal to the area of the third square. The link to the activity itself is to a zip file tha...
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A Right Triangle with Squares

Pythagorean theorem (Math 7)+ 
Sketchpad 
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Students make a square tool and use the tool to investigate the Pythagorean Theorem and its converse. The link to the activity itself is to a zip file that contains the activity in pdf format. ...
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Leonardo da Vinci's Proof

Pythagorean theorem (Math 7)+ 
Sketchpad 
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Students use reflection and rotation to build a sketch that demonstrates a famous proof by Leonardo. The link to the tool itself is to a zip file that contains both the sample sketch (designed to ...
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Leonardo da Vinci's Proof

Pythagorean theorem (Math 7)+ 
Sketchpad 
Activity 

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Students use reflection and rotation to build a sketch that demonstrates a famous proof by Leonardo. The link to the activity itself is to a zip file that contains both the activity in pdf format ...
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Pythagoras Plugged In: Proofs ...

Pythagorean theorem (Math 7)+ 
Sketchpad 
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This book guides students through a variety of proofs and applications of the Pythagorean theorem. By constructing and dynamically manipulating figures, students visualize the theorem and gain insight...
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The Pythagorean Theorem

Pythagorean theorem (Math 7)+ 
Sketchpad 
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Students create both a visual and formal proof of the Pythagorean theorem, as well as view four additional geometric demonstrations of the theorem. These demonstrations are based on proofs by Bhaskara...
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Visual Demonstration of the Py...

Pythagorean theorem (Math 7)+ 
Sketchpad 
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Students do a visual demonstration of the Pythagorean theorem based on Euclid’s proof. By shearing the squares on the sides of a right triangle, they create congruent shapes without changing...
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Visual Demonstration of the Py...

Pythagorean theorem (Math 7)+ 
Sketchpad 
Activity 

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Students do a visual demonstration of the Pythagorean theorem based on Euclid’s proof. By shearing the squares on the sides of a right triangle, they create congruent shapes without changing...
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Exploring Quadrilaterals

Quadrilateral properties (Math 7)+ 
Sketchpad 
Tool 

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Students explore various types of quadrilaterals, investigating their properties and figuring out how the various shapes relate to each other. The link to the tool itself is to a zip file that cont...
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Exploring Quadrilaterals

Quadrilateral properties (Math 7)+ 
Sketchpad 
Activity 

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Students explore various types of quadrilaterals, investigating their properties and figuring out how the various shapes relate to each other. The link to the activity itself is to a zip file that ...
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Quadrilateral Exploration: Sha...

Quadrilateral properties (Math 7)+ 
Sketchpad 
Tool 

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Students first use the seven "Quadrilateral Makers" (square maker, rhombus maker, rectangle maker, parallelogram maker, kite maker, trapezoid maker, and quadrilateral maker) to make a design of their ...
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Quadrilateral Exploration: Sha...

Quadrilateral properties (Math 7)+ 
Sketchpad 
Activity 

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Students first use the seven "Quadrilateral Makers" (square maker, rhombus maker, rectangle maker, parallelogram maker, kite maker, trapezoid maker, and quadrilateral maker) to make a design of their ...
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Quadrilaterals

Quadrilateral properties (Math 7)+ 
Sketchpad 
Activity 

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Investigate the parallelogram, rectangle, square, rhombus, and isosceles trapezoid. Includes an activity in PDF format and a prepared sketch.
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Quadrilaterals

Quadrilateral properties (Math 7)+ 
Sketchpad 
Tool 

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Investigate the parallelogram, rectangle, square, rhombus, and isosceles trapezoid. Includes an activity in PDF format and a prepared sketch.
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Midpoint Quadrilaterals

Quadrilaterals (Geometry)+ 
Sketchpad 
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Students construct the midpoints of the sides of a quadrilateral, connect them to form the midpoint quadrilateral, and then discover interesting properties of the midpoint quadrilateral. The link t...
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Dueling Pinwheels

Reflection (Geometry)+ 
Sketchpad 
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This contains construction directions for rotations, translation, and reflection, with questions to explore and a demonstration sketch to download at an introductory Sketchpad level.
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Transformations Lab

Reflection (Geometry)+ 
Sketchpad 
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This activity involves students using Sketchpad to explore reflections, translations, glide reflections, and rotations; it includes reference to a java applet as well.
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Diagonals of a Rhombus

Rhombus (Geometry) 
Sketchpad 
Activity 

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A guided exploration, using Geometer's Sketchpad, of the construction and diagonals of a rhombus.
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Trapezoidal Accumulation

Riemann sums: L, R, and M. (Calculus)+ 
Sketchpad 
Tool 

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This activity builds on the previous activity, One Type of Integral, by suggesting two more efficient ways of estimating the area under a curve (definite integral) than counting squares: adding the ar...
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LSRL, Residual Plots, Data Tra...

Scatterplots (Probability & Statistics)+ 
Sketchpad 
Tool 

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Drag seven independent points on a scatterplot, or send them to predetermined arrangements, to enhance understanding of correlation and the implication of changes.
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