Ziggy: Very Interactive Trigonometry

Anjo Anjewierden, Ellen T. Kamp, Ton de Jong

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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
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


ConferenceConference on Intelligent Computer Mathematics, CICM 2013
Abbreviated titleCICM
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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