Using the power of research to inform ICT integration in education

Shafer, K. (2010). Prisms and Pyramids with Google SketchUp: A Classroom Activity. In D. Gibson & B. Dodge (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2010 (pp. 3505-3507)

Google SketchUp is a free program that was developed for the purpose of creating 3D models. SketchUp can be used to support student sense making through an inquiry approach. The authors first describe how elementary education majors were able to use specific tools in SketchUp to reconcile issues of perception when creating a prism and investigate the various dimensions within a given pyramid (height, slant heights(s) and edges).

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Comments on: "How can Google SketchUp support an inquiry-based approach to geometry?" (1)

  1. Reblogged this on stephenmath and commented:
    Excellent article… Helpful in my ongoing quest to find ways to encourage students’ creativity and collaboration in Mathematics

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