Friday, 20 March 2009

Using Geometer's Sketchpad

1. Specific tasks

The tools; constructing a basic figure; animating points, segments and shapes; constructing an equilateral triangle, parallel and perpendicular lines through a given point, perpendicular bisectors, midpoints

The three centres of a triangle; Euclid's line

2. Useful resources

Getting started with... (ATM) - booklet in folder
GSP learning guide/reference manual/teaching notes - in folder
The Geometer's Sketchpad Resource Centre - General Resources
Some exercises for students
Lots of resources and links
Instructions for using polar coordinates
Nate Burchell's GSP files

3. To learn next

Adding measurements; angle bisector; drawing arcs

4. And then...

Fractals, tiling, graphs...

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