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A Path to Discovery

William Stegemoller; Rebecca Stegemoller 

April 2004, Volume 9, Issue 8, Page 458

Abstract:
The path taken and the turns made as a turtle traces a polygon are examined to discover an important theorem in geometry. A unique tool, the Angle Adder, is implemented in the investigation. Teachers will learn how the project worked and how to implement it in their classrooms.

Keywords:
Article
Conceptual Development
Grades 6-8
Communication
Angles
Teacher
Modeling
Problems
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Reasoning and Proof
Technology
Representation
Shapes