ERIC Number: ED440880
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Dec
Geometric Constructions with the Computer.
The computer can be used as a tool to represent and communicate geometric knowledge. With the appropriate software, a geometric diagram can be manipulated through a series of animation that offers more than one particular snapshot as shown in a traditional mathematical text. Geometric constructions with the computer enable the learner to see and understand a diagram in different ways. Engaging in the construction of the animation encourages the learner to go through the abstract process of formulation of conjectures, generalization, condition-simplification, and classification. This paper offers examples of such constructions on topics such as enveloping curves, linkage, polynomial interpolation, inversion, hypocycloid, and epicycloid. (ASK)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Lecture given at the ATCM (1st, Singapore, December 18-21, 1995).