The Geometer's Sketchpad
SOFTWARE FOR EUCLIDEAN, TRANSFORMATION, ANALYTIC & FRACTAL GEOMETRY and ALGEBRAIC GRAPHS
THE GEOMETER'S SKETCHPAD is an incredible dynamic tool for exploring geometry an algebraic graphs. It allows you to dynamically transform your figures with the mouse, while preserving the geometric relationships of your constructions. SKETCHPAD therefore encourages a process of discovery where you first visualise and analyze a problem, and make conjectures before attempting a proof.
Go to page 4 for FREE downloadable articles on Sketchpad and free sketches (plus a lot of other material as well).
A demo version of SKETCHPAD can be downloaded at www.keypress.com or provided on request. Excellent mathematics books by Key Curriculum Press, USA also available are:
* DISCOVERING GEOMETRY by Michael Serra
* PROBLEM SOLVING STRATEGIES by Ted Herr & Ken Johnson
* GEOMETRY IN ARCHITECTURE by William Blackwell
* ONE EQUALS ZERO by Nitza Movshovitz-Hadar & John Webb
* CALCULUS: CONCEPTS & APPLICATIONS by Paul Foerster
* RETHINKING PROOF WITH SKETCHPAD by Michael de Villiers
* IS DEMOCRACY FAIR? THE MATHEMATICS OF VOTING & APPORTIONMENT by Leslie Nielsen & Michael de Villiers, and many more.
For latest discounted prices, demonstration/workshop, mathematical puzzles or videos, please contact: Michael de Villiers at Cell: 0836561396: Tel: 031-2607252 (w); 031-7083709(h); fax: 0866726536; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com. Dynamic Math Learning , 8 Cameron Rd, Sarnia (Pinetown) 3615, South Africa.
Click Sketchpad Demo for FREE DEMO COPY of SKETCHPAD
SOME SAMPLE PROJECT IDEAS FOR SKETCHPAD
SKETCHPAD COMPETITION '98 SOLUTIONS
In the July 1998 issue of the MATHEMATICAL DIGEST (a journal aimed at mathematically talented South African pupils), a copy of the software package SKETCHPAD was offered as a prize for the most elegant set of solutions for three geometric investigations (which could be done with or without SKETCHPAD).
The investigations and solutions to this competition which are appearing in the Jan '99 issue of the MATHEMATICAL DIGEST can be downloaded from Sketchpad Solutions '98
The investigations and solutions to the Sketchpad Competition '99 can be downloaded from Sketchpad '99 Solutions
The investigations and solutions to the Sketchpad Competition '00 can be downloaded from Sketchpad Solutions '00 (pdf file)
Author & students working with Sketchpad. Photo courtesy of Key Curriculum Press.
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Other Available Mathematical Software
MATHEMATICAL MODELLING USING GRAPHS & MATRICES
My favorite links:
Key Curriculum Press For an ONLINE catalogue of excellent Mathematics Education Publications & Materials, contact KEY CURRICULUM PRESS, Berkeley, CA, USA
JAVASKETCHPAD is a free dynamic geometry publishing environment for the Internet, which allows (among other things) you to include sketches created with Geometer's Sketchpad in your web pages as interactive diagrams or illustrations. Available at JavaSketchpad
MATHEMATICAL DIGEST at Mathematical Digest Journal for mathematically talented high school pupils.
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