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Tool: Curved Path
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Description: The mathematical ideas developed in this activity consist in the iteration of linear units to measure a curved path. The process of constructing a path of a given length can be difficult, even for middle-school-aged students, to perform with accuracy. This environment gives students opportunities to explore the iteration of units along a curved path in a realistic situation by relating the rotation of a wheel to the accumulation of distance units (similar to a trundle wheel).
Technology Type: Sketchpad 
Guide: User's Guide (opens a new window)
Author: Jeff Barrett
Language: English 
Cost: Does not require payment for use

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