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Professional Development Session ..... 18 October 2K

8:30 - 11:00

  Working with the Lucent Problem of the Week
  • previewing the pre-PoW class presentation
  • submitting solutions to the active problems
  • anticipating student responses
  • developing an action plan for the use of PoWs


11:00 - 12:00

  Searching for resources on the Math Forum site


12:00 - 1:00

  Lunch and School Planning


1:00 - 2:20

  Working with The Geometer's Sketchpad
  1. Review for some: Can you...?
    • construct a scalable 3-4-5 right triangle, and measure the acute angles? Can you confirm that the altitude to the hypotenuse is the mean proprtional of the segments into which it divides the hypotenuse?
    • show/hide the equation of line with an action button?
    • construct a "slider" for a parameter in a general equation?
    • create a script for finding the centers of a triangle?
  2. New geometric work for some:
    • construct the following polygons using Euclidean construction strategies: regular triangle, quadrilateral and pentagon; trapezoid; rhombus; kite
    • determine which of the polygons listed above are as or more simply constructed in GSP using Transformational construction strategies


2:20 - 2:30

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