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Creative Geometry

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Date Added to MERLOT: September 24, 2007
Date Modified in MERLOT: September 28, 2013
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Submitter : James Rutledge


Creative Geometry is a set of web pages designed by a geometry teacher and written for both geometry teachers and geometry students. In these web pages, teachers and students will find creative and interesting "hands-on" projects for most topics in the geometry curriculum. Each project is designed to help students understand,... More

segment, golden spiral, trigonometry, Pythagorean theorem, quadrilaterals, circles, parallel lines, area, triangle, similar triangles, volume, moebius strip, locus, polygons, tangrams

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Primary Audience: Middle School, High School, College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: standard Web browser
Language: English
Cost Involved: no Source Code Available: unsure
Accessiblity Information Available: unsure Copyright: yes
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Avatar for Heather Ennis
4 years ago

Heather Ennis (Student)

This site is amazing! I spent about 30 minutes total going over it, mostly because I wanted to make some of the items shown! (Mainly the oragami cricket!) The content is really good, the projects are really clear and well written. It would really enhance learning because it is so interesting and students enjoy doing hands on things in class, particularly if they get to make something! First time users would find this site very easy to use.
Time spent reviewing site: 1/2 an hour.

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4 years ago

pati brown (Student)

Cathleen Sanders’ Creative Geometry Web site is a fantastic and easy-to-use site designed to enhance a completely engaging style of teaching. Cathleen’s site gives ideas for learning through “hands-on” methods that encourage not only remembering, but understanding the geometrical concepts while creating a tangible piece of work. I spent almost two hours on this site and among many projects; I discovered how to make a three-dimensional Golden Spiral – the gorgeous lines of the seashell we find in nature. While creating the project in folds, Cathleen instructs her students to use the Pythagorean Theorem to make calculations throughout the process. Not only does the student get a sense of the math, they get a beautiful finished piece. This was one of many of the origami and cutting projects I found on the Creative Geometry site. Another fantastic teaching idea I discovered on this site is The Shapes Game. The Shapes Game is an ice breaker were students work in small groups. While one student describes objects out loud, the others in the group try to draw what is being described. This game encourages fun while getting students to give descriptions using technical terms that are employed throughout the class. This is an enormously effective site for teachers. It makes learning fun and creative for everyone in the classroom.
Time spent reviewing site: 90 minutes

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5 years ago

Mona Franciscus (Student)

This is text book learning online. Very helpful for writing a paper and learning detailed examples of Geometry.

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The web site is not very intricate, just links to pages with basic information.
Time spent reviewing site: Spent only about 2 minutes reviewing the pages.

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