Sketchpad Activities for Young Learners: Grades 3-5*
Michigan State University
Over the past decade, The Geometer's Sketchpad has had tremendous impact on secondary school classrooms around the globe. Recognising its potential for impacting mathematics learning and teaching in the earlier grades, the NCTM explicitly recommends Dynamic Geometry technology in Grades 3–5. This collection of activities for grades 3–5 offers examples of the ways in which Sketchpad can be used productively across the range of mathematical subject areas in the elementary curriculum. In addition to geometry activities, there are many activities that touch on various parts of the Measurement, Algebra, and Number & Operations content standards of the NCTM Standards.
*Portions of the work described here were funded under National Science Foundation grant ESI 02-43196. Opinions expressed here are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the foundation.