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Compass and Ruler

Compass and Ruler

C.a.R. is dynamic geometry program. Basically, it simulates compass and ruler constructions on a computer. But on a computer, much more is possible. Ruler and compass constructions can be changed by dragging one of the basic construction points. The construction follows immediately. The student can check the correctness of the construction and gain new insight. Tracks of points and animated constructions can help to understand geometric relations. Tracks can be used as new objects to explore. With the macros of C.a.R. very complicated constructions become possible. Macros are also a way to organize the geometric thinking. Hiding construction details and using colors make constructions clearer to read. In C.a.R. lines and circles can also be reduced to the relevant points. Arithmetic... Show More


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