New Series of Educational Resources Uses Geometer’s Sketchpad ® to Teach Geometric Concepts Across the Middle and High School Curriculum and Provide Help with Math.

Longtime New York City-based educators Paul Cinco and Gene Eyshinskiy have created a series of books, compact discs and video presentations designed for mathematics teachers and middle and high school students alike using the software Geometer’s Sketchpad ®. The series is entitled “Exploration and Discoveries in Mathematics Using the Geometer’s Sketchpad ®.”

Each lesson in the book series is focused on a specific geometric concept. Users are expected to follow directions provided with every lesson to complete computer supported constructions, explore mathematical concepts, discover and formulate these concepts in their own words. They then use their discoveries and observations to develop solutions to algebraic and geometric problems provided with each lesson. Users do not have to be proficient in the Geometer’s Sketchpad ® software to complete the lessons; however, they will be able to learn various components and tools of the Geometer’s Sketchpad ® in the process. Users can complete the lessons in a school setting or at home using their personal computers.

Mathematics teachers can use the books in the series to learn how to use the Geometer’s Sketchpad ® software and develop their own expertise. Middle and high school students can use the books to complete student-centered activities to learn geometric concepts across the curriculum by building understanding, knowledge and confidence.

All compact discs in the series will follow the same table of contents of their respective books. Every lesson on the CD is a collection of pre-made images focused on a visual delivery of a specific geometric concept. Mathematics teachers can use compact discs to present geometric concepts to their students during the classroom instructions in the most visual way as a part of their lesson planning and…

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