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ERIC Number: EJ1079161
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1744-2710
Study of Historical Geometric Problems by Means of CAS and DGS
Hašek, Roman; Zahradník, Jan
International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education, v22 n2 p53-58 2015
The use of the dynamic mathematics software GeoGebra to solve geometric problems on conics and loci from an 18th century textbook will be presented. In particular, examples will be shown of how the use of this program helped the authors to understand the method that our predecessors used to deal with conic sections together with solving loci problems. The combination of the DGS and CAS features of GeoGebra has proved its worth to the authors in the solving of such problems. The use of the computer changed the old problems, which to our students were originally solved in a rather strange way, into attractive modern problems.
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Language: English
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