Rita L. Snyder
The project I have chosen is to take a secondary math text
book and develop some tools to enhance the lesson with technology
when introducing the topics to the students or throughout the
lesson to help the students gain comprehension. The textbook
I have chosen is Glencoe's Geometry: Concepts and Applications.
I have always enjoyed Geometry and was amazed to learn of
the software out there that can be so helpful with students today.
This project not only gives me a chance to learn more of
the software Geometry Sketchpad, but to investigate ways that
I can incorporate the technology into the class so the students
can benefit from it as well.
Below are some of the sections of the textbook that
I tried to enhance with the software.
1-5: Tools of the Trade
2-3: Congruent Segments
3-3: The Angle Addition Postulate
3-7: Perpendicular Lines
4-4: Proving Lines Parallel
5-3: Geometry in Motion
6-2: Altitudes and Perpendicular
Chapter 6 Investigation
11-3: Arcs and Chords
These few links that can be used in the classroom to help enhance
the class with the use of technology only scratches the surface.
In almost every section of the book you could in some way
incorporate the use of technology. This has helped me tremendously
in realizing just how beneficial this technology can be to enhance
the students exploration skills and comprehension levels.
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