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Teaching Algebra and Geometry Concepts by Modeling Telescope Optics

Lauren Siegel, Gail Dickinson, Eric Hooper, Mark Daniels 

March 2008, Volume 101, Issue 7, Page 490

Abstract:
Preparation and delivery of high school mathematics lessons that integrate mathematics and astronomy through The Geometer's Sketchpad models, traditional proof, and inquiry-based activities. The lessons were created by a University of Texas UTeach preservice teacher as part of a project-based field experience in which high school students construct a working Dobsonian telescope. Eleven investigations with questions and answers are included.

Keywords:
Science
Article
Computers
Conic Sections
Conceptual Development
Grades 9-12
Graphing
Geometry & Measurement
Teacher
Problems