These are some mathematics investigations I have pursued over the years. They may be of some interest to teachers, students, or hobbyists. I try to convey a conceptual understanding, usually without rigorous proof. Some of the lessons are accompanied by questions and suggestions for extensions.

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Some of the lessons are accompanied by questions and suggestions for extensions.

In my pursuit of a teaching career, I was told to justify the study of each concept by establishing its relevance to the students’ lives. Sorry, but I still have trouble buying into that one. Fortunately, poetry and music are rarely put to that same test. As I glance at the list below, I must concede that it would be difficult to convert any of the lessons into food, shelter, or money. These are things that interested me, and now I understand them better. If there is a reward, it is the fact that every time I do this I get better at figuring things out.

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Many of these presentations use the Geometer’s Sketchpad, but only one of them actually requires it. If you do not have the software, let me suggest that you follow this link to Key Curriculum Press and look into it.

Paul Kunkel

March 16, 2016

Updated the animations on Hanging With Galileo.

October 23, 2015

Updated the animations on Reuleaux Triangle.

October 9, 2015

Updated the animations on the Vernier Scale page of the Geometry of Surveying.

October 8, 2015

Zapatillas para correr/ Nike Black Women s Free Rn para Flyknit 2017 Láser Naranja/ Gamma Azul/ Cool Grey/ Black 47b183fUpdated the animations on Linkages.

October 4, 2015

Updated the animations on On the Square.

September 25, 2015

Updated the animations on Tangent Circles.

September 23, 2015

Updated the lead page of Conic Sections and Construction.

The page it replaced had java animations that were not being treated well by modern browsers. New images were generated with the developmental Web Sketchpad, which is producing very satisfying results. This appears to be the future, so expect more of my pages to be similarly updated soon.

February 26, 2015

Added Book VII to the Conics of Apollonius.

This is the final surviving book of the treatise.

October 22, 2014

Added Book VI to the Conics of Apollonius.

June 10, 2014

Added Book V to the Conics of Apollonius.

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Contents:

We are given two fixed points in a vertical plane. A particle starts from rest at one of the points and travels to the other under its own weight. Find the path that the particle must follow in order to reach its destination in the briefest time.

This is a famous problem in the calculus of variations. Nothing new is presented here, but the explanation is more thorough than most.

Buffon’s Needle

An old probability exercise is aided by an interactive Sketchpad file. By manipulating the sketch, an intuitive understanding may be gained, even if the student has had no introduction to calculus.

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Chinese Handcuffs This has no lesson, only questions. It is just an interesting animated file, which invites student investigation. It has applications for geometry,

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trigonometry, and probability. Fair warning: The discussion revolves about
a figure that appears only when the sketch is animated. Without Geometer’s
Sketchpad, this one will make little sense at all.
Conic Sections and Construction

My emphasis is on geometric properties of the conic sections, particulary understanding that has been handed down to us in ancient texts. There also are some challenging constructions.

The Geometry of Surveying

This used to be my job, and I enjoyed studying all of the geometrical concepts that were part of the science of land surveying. In this article I discuss the instruments of the profession, their operating principles, their error, and their calibration.

Hanging with Galileo

An investigation into the catenary, the curve formed by a chain suspended at both ends. It also extends into the curve of the main cables on a suspension bridge, which, interestingly, is not a catenary.

Inversion Geometry Wolky Comfort Jewel Estampado de flores negro , Zapatillas de running Reebok Women s Club C 85 Blanco / gris claro / chicle Zapatillas de tenis ASICS Gel-Game 6 para mujer Blanco / Diva Rosa / Plata , Zapatillas de running Under Armour Speedform Amp Ankle-High para hombre Negro , Salomon L39244200 RX Slide 3.0 Jugo de uva / Tarde azul / Acai , Sandalia de la diapositiva de Anica de las mujeres de Cole Haan Néctar de gamuza I-RUNNER Eliza Women s Therapeutic Athletic Extra Profundidad Zapatilla de cuero / de malla con cordones Gris azul Sandalia Drew Cascade para mujer Azul marino-nubuck Zapato de running GEL-Excite 3 para mujer ASICS Silver / Hot Pink / Lime Punch Zapatillas para caminar Skechers Performance para mujer Go Step Lite-Persistance Gris pardo , Bomba de cuña Lansing para mujer Trotters Desnudo perforado , Hush Puppies Men s Gus Oxford Broncearse , Zapatillas Slip-on de mujer Skechers You Inspire rojo , JSport by Jambu Women s Wendy Flat Gris claro , Zapato de entrenamiento Cross-Trainer para entrenamiento Newonic Flexonic WX99V2 para mujer Pigmento / Alpha Pink Zapatillas de skate DC Evan Hi Tx Se W para mujer Negro / Rojo , APL: zapatillas de deporte Athletic Propulsion Labs para mujer Techloom Pro Abedul / Medianoche Zapatillas de golf Lexington Marc Joseph New York para mujer Azulejo de arena , La Plume Jen de las mujeres Hielo de cobre , Sam Edelman Women s Bay Slide Sandal Nuevo Nude Large Giraffe Brahma Sandalia de diapositivas para mujer LifeStride Remix Gris pardo Bota Ecuestre Xandy LifeStride para mujer Negro Bota Ecuestre Kailan de Lucky Brand para mujer Centeno Zapatillas Zeppa en suela francesa para mujer Ola negro TOMS - Slip-On de lienzo clásico para hombre Punto rojo personalizado , CLARKS Mujer Adya Bella Tobillo Botín Grey Suede , Haflinger GZH Smokey Brown Zapatillas EMU Platinum Albany para mujer Seta VANELi Womens Reanne Hebilla de Gamuza / Gamuza Negra , Bota sobre la rodilla Franco Sarto para mujer Korinne Arenisca

If you have never studied inversion geometry, you can start here. The elementary concepts are explained. This page is a quick reference for the other lessons that employ inversion geometry.

Linkages

Draw a line segment. Did you use a straightedge? How do you know it was straight?

Java simulations are used to investigate a nineteenth century mechanics problem.

On the Square

The challenge: Given four arbitrary, unique points, *A*, *B*,
*C*, and *D*, construct one line through each point such that the four lines form a square.

Orthocenter What is so significant about the orthocenter of a triangle? Why does it even have a name? This investigation was prepared for a geometry teachers’ workshop. It includes a lesson handout in Word format. This lesson was written for use in a computer lab with the Geometer’s Sketchpad, but with a little editing it should work just as well with Cabri or Cinderella.

The Planimeter

A planimeter is a drafting instrument used to measure area. Its mechanism is quite simple, but understanding why it works is more elusive.

Platonic Solids

Find the inradius, circumradius, dihedral angle, surface area, and volume of all of the Platonic solids. There is also some information about some of their other interesting properties.

Reuleaux Triangle

It is not a circle, but it has constant width. Study the properties of this figure with interactive animated sketches.

Rungs and Vineyards

How is that for a descriptive title? Here are investigations of two interesting visual effects seen from a moving automobile. It includes two interactive perspective drawings, and a discussion of the cylindrical and planar projections used to create them.

The Sliding Triangle

An interesting accidental discovery – Investigate ellipses by tracing triangle transformations.

Table Patterns

Explore geometric patterns formed in a table of modular multiplication. This one requires some elementary knowledge of congruence classes and modular arithmetic.

Tangent Circles

Three circles are given. How many circles can be constructed tangent to all three? How are they constructed? This lesson includes ten animations covering all of the special cases. Some of them are very complex. A little knowledge of circle inversions would help.

Volume of a Torus Do you already know the volume of a torus? Then humor me. I just figured Zapatillas para correr/ Nike Black Women s Free Rn para Flyknit 2017 Láser Naranja/ Gamma Azul/ Cool Grey/ Black 47b183f it out, and I got a chance to try out this new graphics software.

Resources

The Geometer’s Sketchpad Workshop

It is plain to see that I am very fond of Sketchpad. This page was created after the release of version 4. The idea is to have a place to exchange ideas with other users, especially those who are using the advanced features. Here are some custom tools and some information on Java Sketchpad.

Sketchpad Gallery These are some of my best sketches. You may find them useful or interesting by themselves.

Geometry Construction Reference

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and compass constructions are described and illustrated. The original version,
in Word format, can be downloaded and distributed.

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