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The Geometer's Sketchpad® Version 5

Empower Students

The Geometer's Sketchpad® Dynamic Mathematics software allows students to visualize and explore mathematical relationships.

By building and investigating their own constructions and models, students increase their ownership and understanding of mathematical concepts.

Sketchpad™ gives students the tools to:

  • Generate algebraic explorations of arithmetic using models that support pattern recognition, testing conjectures, and generalization and justification
  • Develop algebraic habits of mind as they drag objects or change parameters and observe results that reveal functional dependencies
  • Devise and test formulas using Sketchpad's Calculator
  • Develop the concepts that are the basis for our system of classifying shapes
  • Create and explore translations, reflections, rotations, and dilations
  • Fully explore and understand the underlying principles of Euclidean constructions
  • Explore the properties of functions by adjusting parameters and watching the behavior of the graph
  • Create mathematical animations to illustrate geometric curves as well as functional behavior in Cartesian and polar coordinate systems
  • Communicate their findings and explorations to their peers with easy-to-use presentation tool