Dynamic Geometry for teaching algebra

William Finzer
bfinzer@keypress.com

Nicholas Jackiw
njackiw@keypress.com

KCP Technologies
USA

Abstract

The Geometer's Sketchpad Version 4 has powerful algebraic capabilities that make it more useful than ever as a general purpose mathematical modeling environment. This tutorial session will focus on ways to use Sketchpad to teach algebraic concepts including algebra tiles, parametric plotting, sliders for showing families of functions, and dynagraphs.


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