Experience proves that anyone who has studied geometry
is infinitely quicker to grasp difficult subjects
than one who has not. (PLATO)
For today’s Technology Tip we have some websites for our Math teachers to enjoy. Of course, according to Plato we could all use a little more geometry in our lives.. These sites are also good examples of the kinds of interactive tutorials that students can find online:
Middle School Geometry from IES inc. in Japan:
http://www.iesmath.com/math/java/geo/index.html
Geometry and Other Mathematics Links
from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics in the U.S.A.:
http://illuminations.nctm.org/WebResourceList.aspx?Ref=2&Std=2&Grd=0
Geometric Terms Activities at Quia.com:
http://www.quia.com/jg/65535.html
Geometry Manipulatives Online from the
Utah State University:
http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/category_g_3_t_3.html
And don't underestimate the value of playing an online educational game. As many teachers know, "educational game" is not an oxymoron at all. Here are just a few of the many online geometry games and activities that could be used to help students understand geometry concepts.
Geometry Games from Kids Math Games Online:
http://www.kidsmathgamesonline.com/geometry.html
Geometry Math Games from Diona Popovici in Romania
who developed MathPlay.com:
http://www.mathplay.com/GeometryMathGames.html
Gamequarium Geometry Games by Diana Dell in Missouri, U.S.A.
http://www.gamequarium.com/geometry.html
And by the way, CoolMathGames.com
doesn't feature many actual math games at all.
Don't let any students try to fool you.
