A dynamic approach to teaching trigonometry

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Abstract

In this paper we describe a highly interactive touch-based application to teach the basics of trigonometry to secondary school students. The application, called Ziggy, lets students “touch” and “push” triangles, dynamically modifying the shape and size, and observe the effect on the angles, sides and the trigonometric ratios. An early version of Ziggy has been tested in small-scale experiments in the classroom.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 21st International Conference on Computers in Education 2013
EditorsLung Hsiang Wong, Chen-Chung Liu, Tsukasa Hirashima, Pudjo Semedi, Muhammad Lukman
Place of PublicationBali, Indonesia
PublisherUhamka Press
Pages1-3
Publication statusPublished - 18 Nov 2013
Event21st International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2013 - Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 18 Nov 201322 Nov 2013
Conference number: 21
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Conference

Conference21st International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2013
Abbreviated titleICCE
CountryIndonesia
CityBali
Period18/11/1322/11/13
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Keywords

  • Trigonometry
  • Math
  • Interactive learning environments
  • Touch devices

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    Kamp, E. T., Anjewierden, A. A., & de Jong, T. (2013). A dynamic approach to teaching trigonometry. In L. H. Wong, C-C. Liu, T. Hirashima, P. Semedi, & M. Lukman (Eds.), Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Computers in Education 2013 (pp. 1-3). Bali, Indonesia: Uhamka Press.