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ERIC Number: EJ1106666
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: EISSN-1305-8223
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Geometry Sketching Software for Elementary Children: Easy as 1, 2, 3
Furner, Joseph M.; Marinas, Carol A.
EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, v3 n1 p83-91 Feb 2007
This paper discusses insights for using geometry sketching software to teach geometric concepts for kindergarten to grade 4. The authors created hands-on resources that incorporate technology in a user-friendly environment. When working with "Geometer's Sketchpad" with middle and high school students, the teacher educators noticed the ease of student use after creating such activity sheets and felt such activities may be used at the K- 4 grade levels as well. The second graders who participated in the activities commented on the fun and ease of such software and compared it to the software "Paint". The paper provides a literature review and appendices with geometry worksheets that can easily be used by elementary teachers to excite students about mathematics while incorporating the technologies reflected in the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics "Standards (1989) and "Principles and Standards for School Mathematics" (2000).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Kindergarten; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4
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Language: English
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