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Manipula Math - Geometry I

Manipula Math - Geometry I

A large collection of Java applets to demonstrate basic geometry.

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Jeremy Deutsch
Jeremy Deutsch (Student)
14 years ago
I spent a short time looking at your material here on basic geometry: parallel
lines and angles to be more specific, and I was impressed by it. The lessons
taught in it are clear and consise, well-organized, easy to understand, and very
practical to students learning this type of material. I'm going to eventually
teach mathematics when I graduate and would definitely consider using this or a
site similar to it to teach my students about lines and angles. That is
probably the age of students that i will be teaching as well. I think the
material is very easy to use and the students may even learn more because of the
fact that it is on the computer and they can move and manipulate the lines and
angles and come up with their own ideas and theories about the concepts at hand.
Fernando Sam
Fernando Sam (Student)
8 years ago
This is a wonderful website. It focuses clearly on the essences of geometry. It shows great examples to give the student a better understanding of the figures on angles, lines, shapes and areas. I like the examples they give because if i wanted to, i could easily apply my own numbers into these figures and figure out the problems.

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It isn't too technical which is great for people who aren't good with computers.
Used in course? Yes
Time spent reviewing site: 1/2 Hr
Melissa Rodriguez
Melissa Rodriguez (Student)
9 years ago
In this site I found that playing with the shapes and moving them in a different position created different points to plot. There was so many of them and go through not just a few. This is a good site that will be helpful for people who are visual and hands on.

Technical Remarks:

I didn't have any difficulty surveying this site, in fact I had a spectacular time thumbing through the different shapes and rearranging them.
Time spent reviewing site: I click on most of them for about 5mins each for a total of about 25mins give or take. As a student that has a problem with math this would for sure be a site that I would talk about to my peers.
Travis Waltner
Travis Waltner (Student)
14 years ago
I spent about 10 minutes browsing your program. I was very impressed on the
educational value the applets possessed. I am a student pursuing a degree in
Math education and i would definately use you site to help students better
understand simple geometry topics. I believe the the website interaction would
be very helpful in a classroom setting.

Technical Remarks:

I found a few of tha applets a bit confusing at first ,but after playing
around with them for awhile they were easily manageable. I didn't find any
technical problems with any of your applets.
Used in course? Yes
Son Kim
Son Kim (Student)
9 years ago
I recommend this to anywho who is in need of help. You can learn a lot from this site.
Time spent reviewing site: I reviwed this site for 30 mins and found it very interesting.
Matt Jasper
Matt Jasper (Student)
9 years ago
When looking through this tutorial, I found it very interesting and helpful for anyone that is working with geometry or has worked with it before. I spent about twenty minutes looking through and reviewing the material. At first glance, I knew exaxctly how to use it and where to find the information that i needed to learn more about. The geometry material is not over analyzed, it keeps it simple and to the point. This is very good for for someone that has a novice backround in geometry, or even someone that knows the works of geometry well, but needs to brush up on a certain area. The interactive activities makes it much more attractive rather than reading it out of a textbook.
Rajbir Kaur
Rajbir Kaur (Student)
10 years ago
I found this website to be really easy to understand. I spend about 35 min. to work on this section and its visual content made it interesting. Some of the terminology is hard to follow as I do not know many math terms. I found all the examples are fun as well as useful in math. It helped me to grasp a better understanding of the concepts, and the quality of the material is great.
Used in course? Yes
Teresa Fagiano
Teresa Fagiano (Student)
16 years ago
Manipulate Math - Geometry 1 caught my interest because of the interesting
angles and parallel lines, congruent figures and triangles, quadrilaterals and
conversation of area, and similar figures it had on the site. The content was
interesting and I believe it would be useful in an educational setting such as a
classroom. As far as using the materials, I felt it was fairly simple to
navigate.

Technical Remarks:

Good website to review if taking a Geometry class.
feifei sun
feifei sun (Student)
10 years ago
This is an amazing way to learn geometry. All conceptes of geometry can be illustrated in diffent pictures. I can play around with those lines, agngles, and shapes on my own. People who hate math will like it.