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Sketchpad and Middle School Mathematics
Camden County ETTC, July 27, 2006
Annie Fetter, The Math Forum @ Drexel
Agenda and a Few Sketches
Today we'll split into grade groups and the veterans will introduce and lead Sketchpad activities appropriate to the beginningoftheyear content while the new teachers play "student" and learn about Sketchpad. We'll get to practice Sketchpad but also practice teaching with Sketchpad  introducing activities, answering questions from "students", and providing closure. There will also be time for reflection on the activities, from both the teaching and learning standpoints.
All three grades will start with the first three tours from Geometry Activities for Middle School Students.
All of the sketches today will be on the P: drive, which will likely loosely model the procedure that you'll use in your schools. Those that do not come with one of the books that you already have are included below so that you can retrieve them later (and have them put on your server).
 Grade 6  Everyday Math
 Measuring Fish, from Key's Sketchpad for Young Learners
MeasureFishA.gsp
MeasureFishB.gsp
MeasureFishC.gsp
 Raz's Multiplying Machine, from Exploring Algebra with the Geometer's Sketchpad
(sketch on CD/server)
 Exploring Angles, from Geometry Activities for Middle School Students from Key
(sketch on CD/server)
 Exploring Translations, from Geometry Activities for Middle School Students from Key
(sketch on CD/server)
 Grade 7  Variables and Patterns & Stretching and Shrinking
 Introducing the Coordinate Plane, from Exploring Algebra with GSP from Key
(sketch on CD/server)
 Inverse Variation, from Exploring Algebra 1 with GSP from Key
(sketch on CD/server)
 Similar Figures, from Geometry Activities for Middle School Students from Key
(sketch on CD/server)
 Stretchers, by Annie Fetter
7SS1.1.gsp
 Measuring Height with a Mirror, by Annie Fetter
7SS5.2.gsp
 Grade 8  Accentuate the Negative
 Adding Integers, from Exploring Algebra 1 with GSP from Key
AddingIntegers.gsp
AddingIntegersPresent.gsp
 Chip Board Subtraction, from Key's Sketchpad for Connected Math
7AN_ChipSubtract.gsp
 Coordinate Grid, from Key's Sketchpad for Connected Math
7AN_Coords.gsp
 Transformations on the Coordinate Grid, from Geometry Activities for Middle School Students from Key
(sketch on CD/server)
