The Geometer's Sketchpad
most valuable software for students"
result from US survey of mathematics teachers
Choice Group Approval Winner”
Parent’s Choice Foundation
Educational Software of All Time”
Survey of mentor teachers conducted by the
Stevens Institute of Technology
Technology & Learning magazine
Software Publishers Association
Beyond Traditional Boundaries
Version 5 now available! It's easier than
ever to explore and vizualize Math concepts!
With a scope that
mathematics curriculum from middle school to university,
The Geometer's Sketchpad brings a powerful dimension to the study
of mathematics. Sketchpad is a dynamic construction and exploration
tool that enables students to explore and understand mathematics in
that are simply not possible with traditional tools—or with other
mathematics software programs.
Is the Heart of the Program
students can construct an object, then explore its mathematical properties
by dragging the object with the mouse. All mathematical relationships
are preserved, allowing students to examine an entire set of similar
cases in a matter of seconds, leading them by natural course to generalizations.
Sketchpad encourages a process of discovery in which students
first visualize and analyze a problem, then make conjectures before
attempting a proof.
Across the Mathematics Curriculum
Effective with students
from grade 5 through university, Sketchpad brings its full dynamic
power to the study of Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometries, algebra,
trigonometry, precalculus, and calculus. And Sketchpad's dynamic,
visual approach allows younger students to develop the concrete foundation
they need to move ahead to more advanced levels of study.
Is Now More Powerful Than Ever Before!
Version 5 has been designed to increase the value of a school's
investment in Sketchpad - and to increase the benefits of visual learning
- the user interface
has been simplified and strengthened, making Sketchpad simpler to
teach and simpler to learn. A great upgrade
is more flexible and powerful
- new mathematical
functionality makes Sketchpad the perfect tool for algebra and
calculus classes or topics. Graph a function with variable coefficients
such as f(x)=mx+b, adjust the values of the variable coefficients
("parameters") and explore the entire family of related
- Symbolic differentiation
allows the user to compute the derivative of a function.
- GSP5 allows students
to create rich electronic portfolios of their work
- GSP5 brings integration
of web-based resources into Sketchpad activities and users can
publish "live" Dynamic Geometry activities on the web
- GSP5 provides
improved control of graphics output via copy/paste and printing
here for more info on Geometer's Sketchpad
courses for teachers are also available, to help you make the optimum
possible use of this fantastic resource.