Assignment 5: Script Tool
Using Geometer's Sketchpad, I have
created a set of tools to simplify popular constructions. Click
on the tool you wish to use from the list below to open a GSP
file with that construction tool.
Making your own tool forces you to think about
what is involved in making a polygon or constructing a characteristic
of a polygon. Students that pursue making their own tools gain
a deeper understanding of how to use geometric principles, a much
deeper understanding than if the student were to just read it
from a textbook. GSP also forces higher level thinking because
nothing can be cheated. Manipulating constructions through moving
or animating points will highlight any flaws in the construction,
so students must thoroughly think through the construction to
create a usable tool.
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