Geometer's Sketchpad

Everything from basic math up through high school!

Moderators: Bob Hazen, Theodore, elliemaejune

Dolly-VA
User
Posts: 97
Joined: Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:30 pm

Geometer's Sketchpad

Postby Dolly-VA » Wed Apr 18, 2007 7:59 am

Has anyone bought or used Geometer's Sketchpad? (Here's a link: http://www.keypress.com/x5521.xml) I've a 7th grader who loves working with shapes and math and it looked like this might be a good addition for him. Still, I'd like a little first hand feedback first if possible before buying it. Thanks!

Btw, I first found a reference to it from the online school associated with AOL (I think it's AMDG?...here's a link for that, too: http://amdg.ws/HS/INDEX.ASP) They recommended it as an unmandatory extra for their geometry course.

Bob Hazen
Moderator
Posts: 28
Joined: Fri Oct 28, 2005 11:45 pm

absolutely use Geometer's Sketchpad

Postby Bob Hazen » Fri May 04, 2007 5:24 am

I recommend Geometer's Sketchpad without reservation, esp. if you've already got a computer. It's a great tool.

Bob Hazen

Dolly-VA
User
Posts: 97
Joined: Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:30 pm

Postby Dolly-VA » Tue May 08, 2007 8:29 am

I did buy the program, thanks for the recommendation! It was a bit funny when I got it. I installed it after my son was pretty much done with his work for the day and told him to start with the first "Tour" just to get a feel for it. 4 hours later... :lol: Anyway, he really likes it and I have to keep him from spending too much time on it (especially before he's done with his regular work.)


Return to “Math”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest