You the Tools to . . .
- Accomplish Euclidean
constructions with the drawing tools in the Toolbox and with commands
in the Construct menu.
- Go beyond Euclidean
constructions using commands in the Transform menu to construct translations,
reflections, rotations, dilations, and iterations by fixed, computed,
and dynamic quantities.
- Enter the realm
of analytic geometry using the Graph menu to plot functions
and work in rectangular or polar coordinate systems.
- Calculate and
plot derivatives of functions; see derivatives both graphically
- Create animations
that trace out sine waves and explore other trigonometric identities.
- Encapsulate complex
constructions in single steps with user-designed Custom Tools.
is Versatile and Easy to Use
is designed with an intuitive interface for ease of use, so your
students will be focused on the activity, not the navigation. And Sketchpad
works well in a variety of classroom settings - with an overhead
projector, with one or two classroom computers, or in a computer lab.
Students can work on independent explorations, and they can solve assigned
problems collaboratively or alone. Teachers use Sketchpad
to create worksheets, exams, and reports by exporting Sketchpad
figures and measurements to spreadsheets, word processors, other drawing
programs, and the Web.
Is Now More Powerful Than Ever Before!
Software Publishers Association
Educational Software, Teaching & Learning Magazine
Valuable Software for Students," Teaching, Learning,
and Computing National Survey
[of Mathematics Teachers], 1998"
Mathematics Education Software of All Time," Stevens
Institute of Technology Mentor Teachers Survey
Choice Group Approval" Winner, Parent's Choice Foundation
We also provide Professional Development courses
for teachers, to enable them to use Geometer's Sketchpad to its full
potential as a teaching tool.
New in Sketchpad
Version 4 . . .
- Capability to
define, combine, evaluate, graph, and differentiate functions makes
Sketchpad the perfect tool for algebra and calculus as well
as for geometry.
- Animation features
are more powerful, more flexible, and easier to use.
- Multi-page Sketchbooks
make it easy to assemble related activities and package them with
activity-specific tools, create electronic portfolios and presentations,
develop curriculum, and design activities.
- Split/Merge and
editing of calculations and functions allow easy modification of sketches.
- Styled text enhances
professional appearance; mathematical text increases authenticity.
- User can integrate
Web-based resources into Sketchpad activities and publish live
Dynamic Geometry activities on the Web.
- Fully supports
Windows and Macintosh on the same CD-ROM.
Custom Tools extend Sketchpad’s mathematics.
- Enhanced graphics
allow full color objects, text, and background for striking visual
- Use of parametric
color adds an “extra dimension” in any visualization,
ranging from simple mathematical finger-painting activities at the
early grades to surface plots at the higher grades.
- Easier user interface
gets beginners immediately up to speed.
- Selecting multiple
objects is easier than ever.
- All of your Sketchpad
skills are upwardly transferable to GSP 4.
support resources ensure that you and your students will move easily
from basics to the more advanced program features.
- Useful Documentation—Sketchpad
has built-in online help, and comes with an easy-to-follow Learning
Guide, Reference Manual, and Quick Reference Guide.
Resource Center Web Site provides product information; technical
support; an Online Activity Guide that links to a wide variety of
Web resources for using Sketchpad in and out of the classroom;
an extensive bibliography; and informative downloadable reference
materials about Sketchpad and Dynamic Geometry.
- Complete Discovery-Based
Curriculum—For a complete geometry or algebra curriculum
based on exploration and discovery, consider combining Sketchpad with
Discovering Geometry, Discovering Algebra, or IMP.
Free 30-day Sketchpad
We're happy to send
you Sketchpad on a 30-day preview basis.
Pentium-based system or equivalent, Windows 95 or NT 4.0 or later, 16
MB RAM, CD-ROM drive
Macintosh: PowerPC-based system, Mac OS 8.6 or later, 16 MB RAM,