Using Geometer's Sketchpad

Geometry is one of the most visual courses in high school mathematics. The Geometer's Sketchpad is an electronic ruler and compass for today's technological geometry classroom. This module is designed to familiarize teachers with this new tool through interactive tutorials and then to demonstrate how it can be used effectively in the teaching of geometry.  Credit: 1 grad. sem. hr.

Common Core Standards for Mathemtical Practice that are emphasized include:

  • 4. Model with mathematics.
  • 5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
  • 7. Look for and make use of structure.

Using the Geometer's Sketchpad in the Mathematics Classroom was written by Jeremy Bartusch of the University of Illinois in November 1996. It was revised by Tony Peressini in January 1998, and by Tom Anderson in March 2004 and again in October 2011 for Sketchpad Version 5.