In this tutorial, we reflect a point on a unit circle about the x-axis and about the y-axis to form rectangle ABCD. We construct a segment with length equal to the area of the rectangle passing through point B. One of the endpoints of this segment is at the origin. As we move the point B along the the circle, the trace of the end point of the segment that not on the circle’s center will form a 4-petal rose.
In this tutorial, we are going to use GeoGebra to simulate paper folding. We will represent a rectangular piece of paper with corners ABCD and drag the upper right corner (vertex B) anywhere inside the rectangle.
We will use a Point on Object, a which is only available in GeoGebra 4.0 Beta Release, which can be downloaded here. As an alternative, the Point in region tool can be replaced by the New point tool as an alternative in lower versions (see details in the step-by-step instructions). » Read more
The Mathematics and Multimedia Blog Carnival is now accepting articles for the next issue. Although any math article might be accepted, below are the Revised Criteria for Blog Carnival Selection. This will be characteristics of the articles that will be prioritized. Articles with no links are done, but not yet posted.
1. Connection between and among different mathematical concepts
2. Connections between math and real life; use of real-life contexts to explain mathematical concepts
3. Clear and intuitive explanation of topics not discussed intextbooks, hard to understand, or difficult to teach
5. Intuitive explanation of higher math topics, in which the difficulty is accessible to high school students
- Counting Uncountable: A Glimpse at the Infinite
- Why is the angle sum of the interior angles of a triangle equal to 180 degrees?
6. Software introduction, review or tutorials
7. Integration of technology (Web 2.0, Teaching 2.0, Classroom 2.0), in teaching mathematics
- Using Google Sketchup in Teaching Mathematics
- Use of Google Docs in Teaching Mathematics.
Mathematics and Multimedia Blog Carnival is still in its infancy, so please help spread the word about it. I would appreciate if bloggers who has benefitted from Mathematics and Multimedia, especially those whose article was accepted in the previous carnival, would announce it in their blogs.
To submit article the Math and Multimedia Blog Carnival, click here.
Erlina Ronda of Keeping Mathematics Simple will host the Mathematics and Multimedia blog carnival special edition on December 2010. Her topic will be on Teaching Algebra Concepts. You can email her to submit in advance.