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Resources for The Geometer's Sketchpad
The Geometer's Sketchpad, version 5 has been announced as becoming available in Fall 2009. Already, there are
resources posted on the Key site
related to that version prior to its release (e.g., a
set of videos
that overview the whole idea of Dynamic Geometry and Algebra). Most of the resources below are for version 4 of the software and will remain useful for version 5 users, although they may use techniques for which there are more efficient methods in the latest version.
Found on the CD
8 tours of the program
These four PDF files are not automatically installed with the program.
Consider copying them from the CD to your hard drive.
A sampler of activities from various books on Sketchpad available for sale at Spectrum
Sketches referenced by the books above, how to's, curriculum-based sketches (83 in total)
On the version 3 CD
Geometry Activities for Middle School Students(221 pages)
Exploring Geometry (317 pages)
Mainly Blackline Masters of Activities for students
(may need some tweaking for version 4)
Web Resources on Sketchpad
Key Curriculum Press
- Version Updates (currently at 5.05)
- Links to Other websites
- 101 Project Ideas
- Workshop Guide
- Bibliography and Talks
- Technical Support
- Sketchpad for Young Learners
- Calculus and pre-Calculus sketches
- Curriculum Modules
- Java Sketchpad information (subset of functionality that can work in a browser)
Sketchpad for Young Learners
General Software Information
Math Forum Discussion
This listserv/discussion area has contributions from the developers, super-users and others. There are not many posts, but it is a great place to get your questions answered.
full listing of discussion groups (including Fathom)
Math Forum Sketchpad Page
Links to dozens of sites with sample sketches.
For Grades 7-9 - with lesson ideas and demonstration movies
For Grade 11
of Sketchpad Virtual Manipulatives
of useful Function tools
at Ministry of Education site
Targeted Implementation and Planning Supports for Grade 7-9 Mathematics.
Paul Kunkel's Whistler Alley
Mathematics Lessons, Geometrical Constructions Reference, Gallery of Sketches
Dynamic Geometry Visualization for Young Learners (DGYL):
Sketchpad in Grades 3-8 Conference Proceedings, Sample Sketches
Geometry in Motion
Daniel Scher's site of Java Sketches, Mathematical applications, activities and articles
Centre for Technology and Teacher Education
TeacherLink Mathematics site
Hastings & Prince Edward DSB
Tutorials, Lesson Plans, and sample sketches are just some of the rich content maintained by Bill Lundy
Archives of Adobe Connect Sessions on Sketchpad - construct a counting dot in a bin!
A Support Centre for using The Geometer's Sketchpad in Ontario.
Short QuickTime Movies demonstrating the use of the program.
This is a commercial site, though the GSP series has been licensed in Ontario (contact your OESS rep for login and password)
(for Ontario publicly-funded schools)
Near North DSB
- Useful files/information
(the Ontario distributor)
Near North Educational Services
Sketches from Bob Tuck to support his workshops and books.
GSP: Works in Progress
Working page for GSP developers, starting with sharing from OAME 2008 workshop of the same name
Michael de Villiers
From the author of "Rethinking Proof with Sketchpad"
Sketchpad Resources and links
Examples of investigations in Geometer's Sketchpad prepared by students in a Methods of Teaching Secondary Mathematics class
A dictionary of constructions
help on how to format text
Turn off "Getting Started"