Geometry Pad

Geometry Pad provides users with a blank piece of graphing paper that allows them to create and place a variety of shapes and lines on the paper. Once placed, users have the ability to modify and measure the different shapes and lines. Using Geometry Pad’s pencil and note tools, users can also annotate and label the different shapes and lines they created on the graphing paper. Once users have finished creating shapes and lines and labeling them, they can share their work via email or by saving it as a picture, which enables other modes of sharing, such…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 7.3
B. Design - 6
C. Engagement - 7.1

6.8

Making graphing come alive!

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Geometry Pad provides users with a blank piece of graphing paper that allows them to create and place a variety of shapes and lines on the paper. Once placed, users have the ability to modify and measure the different shapes and lines. Using Geometry Pad’s pencil and note tools, users can also annotate and label the different shapes and lines they created on the graphing paper. Once users have finished creating shapes and lines and labeling them, they can share their work via email or by saving it as a picture, which enables other modes of sharing, such as uploading to a website.

Instructional Ideas

  1. Following instruction about shapes and angles, teachers can create a list of various shapes and angles on the board. Teachers would then instruct students to draw and label each of the shapes and angles listed on the board using the Geometry Pad app. Upon completion, students can then email their work to the teacher for grading.
  2. Teachers can use Geometry Pad to develop students’ ability to plot points on a graph. To do so, teachers can list multiple coordinates on a board. Using Geometry Pad’s pencil tool, students can mark and label the different points on the graph paper and email their completed work to the teacher for grading.
  3. When working with area formulas, teachers can instruct students to make different shapes with specific areas within the Geometry Pad app. For instance, teachers can put an area formula on the board, and students would have to solve the formula for the area and then create a shape that embodies that area on their graph paper. Students can then use the measurement tool to check their accuracy. Teachers can add a twist to this assignment by writing a specific area amount on the board and then have students create two or more shapes that embody that area.
  4. Students can create a shape in Geometry Pad and then use the annotation tool to explain different properties or features of the shape. For example, students could create an isosceles triangle and then use the annotation tool to explain why the triangle is an isosceles, and document its area and perimeter.
  5. Science teachers can use Geometry Pad to have students create graphs to document their findings from experiments they conduct.
A1. Rigor
A2. 21st Century Skills
A3. Conn. to Future Learning
A4. Value of Errors
A5. Feedback to Teacher
A6. Level of Material
A7. Cooperative Learning
A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
B1. Ability to Save Progress
B2. Platform Integration
B3. Screen Design
B4. Ease of Use
B5. Navigation
B6. Goal Orientation
B7. Information Presentation
B8. Media Integration
B9. Cultural Sensitivity
C1. Learner Control
C2. Interactivity
C3. Pace
C4. Flexibility
C5. Interest
C6. Aesthetics
C7. Utility

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