Vito Prosciutto: Teaching community college math on the road to a PhD.

Friday, February 06, 2004

Geometry - in the computer lab 

Today's geometry class was time spent in the computer lab. The kids may not have felt like they accomplished much in some cases, but looking back on it and ahead to next week's lessons, I think that this reinforced (and in sometimes established) some key concepts in the kids' minds. There are some good questions that were raised in the exercise that we'll bring up on Monday, in particular, the idea of identifying the corresponding segments for similar polygons. We'll also use one of the activities to consider some aspects of proportionality that we hadn't really looked at previously.

Aside from a typo on one of the steps, my handouts worked really well. I credit my periodic stints as a technical writer for that.

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