Geometry Turned On: Dynamic Software in Learning, Teaching, and Research (Mathematical Association of America Notes)

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9780883850992: Geometry Turned On: Dynamic Software in Learning, Teaching, and Research (Mathematical Association of America Notes)
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This volume is a collection of articles about dynamic geometry: active, exploratory geometry carried out with interactive computer software. This software has had a profound effect on classroom teaching wherever it has been introduced. Unconstrained parts of the configurations are moveable - they can literally be grabbed with a cursor (using a mouse) and be dragged or stretched - and as they move, all other objects in the configuration automatically self-adjust, preserving all dependent relationships and constraints. The software has also become an indispensable research tool for mathematicians and scientists. This book gives many examples of the ways in which it can be used, and some of the effects it can have. It raises various questions for teaching and research. Some articles address the basic question, 'What is dynamic geometry good for?' as they discuss: accuracy of construction, visualization, exploration and discovery, motivating proof, transformations, tracing loci, simulation, and creating microworlds.

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Here is a collection of articles about dynamic geometry: active, exploratory geometry carried out with interactive computer software, which itself has also become a vital research tool for mathematicians and scientists and even designers. This book gives many examples of the uses and effects of dynamic geometry.

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James King-Phd from University of California at Berkeley and has been teaching at the University of Washington since 1975.

Doris Schattschneider-has a Phd in Mathematics from Yale University and has taught at Moravian College for over 25 years.

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Published by The Mathematical Association of America (1997)
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