What?
Geometer's Sketchpad is Geometry Software created by Key Curriculum Press. Sketchpad allows for the creation of mathematical models, objects, and figures. It is a dynamic software that allows for manipulation to demonstrate concepts. This software can be used across grade levels, and in various mathematics courses.
Why?
Sketchpad allows students to visualize mathematical concepts. It engages students in mathematics and helps in the visualization of concepts.
How?
The manipulation capabilities of Sketchpad increase student understanding. This is important in allowing the students to determine and see the relationships in concepts.
Links?
Key Curriculum Press - Basic information on GSP.
Key's GSP Resource Center
Math Tools - Search for activities by technology type.
The Math Forum Sketchpad Resources
MathBits - Premade GSP activities.
Sketchpad Tutorial
Atomic Learning Tutorial Videos
Sketchpad Lessons
Activities for GSP

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