Tag Archives: Sketchpad Explorer

Discovery by Dragging

A few days ago I led a webinar on the Common Core and Sketchpad for Sketchpad beginners, and I showed four Sketchpad activities aligned with both the Content Standards and the Standards for Mathematical Practice. I mixed it up a … Continue reading

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The Dog Leash Investigation

Today’s guest post is from Marta Venturini, a PhD student in Mathematics Education at Simon Fraser University under a “Cotutelle Agreement” with the University of Bologna, where she’s a PhD student in Mathematics. While looking for some tasks that would … Continue reading

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Learn to Multiply Like No Bunny’s Business

It started with an unassuming bunny that hopped along a number line. In 2011, our team at KCP Technologies released Sketchpad Explorer for the iPad, making it possible for teachers and students to interact with desktop Sketchpad models on their … Continue reading

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Starting with Sketchpad Activities on Day One in High School

In my previous two posts, I listed some of the new Dynamic Number project activities (for grades 2-5 and grades 5-8) that engage students in manipulating and investigating dynamic mathematical objects from day one. In this post I’ll list several … Continue reading

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Starting with Sketchpad Activities on Day One in Grades 5-8

In the Dynamic Number project, one of our goals has been to create activities in which students actually experience mathematical objects by creating them, manipulating them, and investigating them. (George Lakoff and Rafael Núñez describe, in Where Mathematics Comes From, … Continue reading

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Starting with Sketchpad Activities on Day One in Grades 2-5

As an 18-year veteran teacher in Philadelphia public schools, my initial reaction when I first saw Sketchpad was “This would have completely changed the way I taught geometry.” I phrase it differently today: “This would have completely changed the way … Continue reading

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Sketchpad––Yes, It Can!

Last week I ended my fall math conference touring schedule.  It’s been a fun-filled road trip—in the span of two months I’ve been to all three NCTM regionals in Dallas, TX, Hartford, CT, and Chicago, IL, not to mention AMTNYS … Continue reading

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The Geometer’s Sketchpad and Sketch Exchange: What’s New?

Hey Sketchpad users—there’s a new version of Sketchpad available! It’s Sketchpad version 5.05, a free upgrade for Sketchpad 5 users. For you early adopters, Sketchpad 5.05 is fully compatible with Mountain Lion and will also be compatible with Windows 8 … Continue reading

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Students WANT to Learn Math

I had the honor of being part of the annual Super Saturday STEM Expo in New York City last Saturday at the Harlem Armory in Harlem, NY.  This event was presented by School Community District 5, Abyssinian Development Corporation, and Morningside … Continue reading

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Educational Technology: What is the Cost of Free?

I am so tired of the question “why should we buy your product when we can get the same thing for free?” No, you can’t. I get it, I really do. I was a teacher for a long time, wanting … Continue reading

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