Ziggy: Very Interactive 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. We describe the pedagogical rationale behind Ziggy, the user interface and provide details on the implementation. An early version of Ziggy has been tested in small-scale experiments in the classroom.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCICM-WS-WiP 2013
Subtitle of host publicationWorkshops and Work in Progress at CICM 2013
EditorsChristoph Lange, David Aspinall, Jacques Carette
PublisherCEUR
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jul 2013
EventConference on Intelligent Computer Mathematics, CICM 2013 - University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 Jul 201310 Jul 2013

Conference

ConferenceConference on Intelligent Computer Mathematics, CICM 2013
Abbreviated titleCICM
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBath
Period9/07/1310/07/13

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    Anjewierden, A., Kamp, E. T., & de Jong, T. (2013). Ziggy: Very Interactive Trigonometry. In C. Lange, D. Aspinall, & J. Carette (Eds.), CICM-WS-WiP 2013: Workshops and Work in Progress at CICM 2013 CEUR.