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Radnor Middle School Mathematics Department
Friday, March 28, 2003


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Book 1 MathThematics: Lab Activities Using GSP

Tour 1
Introductory technology lesson, "Getting to Know Sketchpad, Tour 1"
Geometry Activities for Middle School Students pp 4-6
path: No file needed; use NEW SKETCH
FOCUS: students become familiar w/tools

Tour 2
Second technology lesson, "Getting to Know Sketchpad, Tour 2"
Geometry Activities for Middle School Students pp 7-9
path: Public on 'Rmspdc'->GSP for Middle School->Tours->Tour 2
FOCUS: students become familiar w/tools

Defining Triangles
Geometry Activities for Middle School Students p 65
path: Public on 'Rmspdc'-> GSP for Middle School --> Triangle --> Scalene
FOCUS: lines, angles, constructing types of triangles

Constructing a Sketchpad Kaleidoscope
"Constructing a Sketchpad Kaleidoscope"
Geometry Activities for Middle School Students pp 182-184
Suggestion - use with Module 5 - Creating Things
path: No file needed; use NEW SKETCH
FOCUS: Students construct a kaleidoscope using polygons and rotations

Rigid Transformations in Sketchpad
Green Handout worksheet generated by Annie
path: No file needed; use NEW SKETCH
FOCUS: reflection, rotation

Similar Figures
"Similar Figures"
Geometry Activities for Middle School Students pp 155-156
Suggestion - use with Module 6 - Geometry and Proportions
path: Public on 'Rmspdc'->GSP for Middle School->Transfrm->Similar 1
FOCUS: ratio, similarity, angles

Fundamentals of Algebra Project Ideas
Exploring Algebra p 33
FOCUS: a game to reinforce GCD
path: Public on 'Rmspdc'->
    Exploring Series->Exploring Algebra->1_Fundamentals->gcd
NOTE: See attachment in gray binder

Annie Fetter & Suzanne Alejandre & Shelly Berman
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