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435- Integrating The Geometer’s Sketchpad® (GSP) into Understanding the Pythagorean Theorem

Friday, April 15, 2011: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
125 (Convention Center)
Lead Speaker:
Olufunke Adefope
Mi Yeon Lee

This presentation will focus on discussing the construction of a GSP-based unit designed to enhance preservice teachers’ understanding of the Pythagorean theorem. Students often learn the Pythagorean theorem through memorization without understanding. Tasks and activities were developed to address geometric and algebraic understanding using GSP.

Presentation Format: Higher Education Session
Grade Band Audience: Preservice and Inservice, 6 to 8

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