Using Geometry Experiments in conjunction with any geometry textbook, students explore connections between concrete experiences and mathematical concepts.
In each of the twenty experiments, students use familiar materials such as boards, boxes, and thread to generate data. Students then analyze the experiment mathematically - representing the situation geometrically, identifying algebraic relationships, and determining an underlying function.
Graphing calculators allow students to see immediately whether their function fits the data points. Follow-up questions strengthen and deepen understanding of the concepts involved.
This book reflects the basic philosophy of the NCTM Standards for learning, teaching, and assessment. Students have an opportunity to work collaboratively, to interact, and to develop communication skills.