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Annie's GSP Activities

This is a slowly growing sample of activities that I've written over the years. Some of them are about doing math with Sketchpad and some are about learning more Sketchpad itself. Feel free to use in your classroom or other setting, but please give credit where credit is due.

Doing Math with Sketchpad

Types of Triangles
Level: One version for elementary grades (3-5), one for middle/high school (6-10).
GSP Experience: none

This activity deals with scalene, isosceles, equilateral, and right triangles. Students use a GSP sketch or an interactive web page to drag and manipulate four triangles, one of each type, and use the activity handout(s) to guide their exploration.

Functions
Level: Linear equations through quartics - use 'em whenever!
GSP Experience: none

A group of sketches (some with java versions) that can be used to investigate families of functions, including linear, quadratric, cubic, and (eventually) quartic. All sketches have coefficients that are restricted to multiplies of 0.5 on the initial page. On the second page the coefficients are unrestricted (and, on the GSP versions, can also be set to any number exactly).

 

 

Last revised March 2005