n Pythagoras - The potential of teacher development with Geometer's Sketchpad

Volume 2008, Issue 68
  • ISSN : 1012-2346
  • E-ISSN: 2223-7895


In this paper we document the advantages of utilising technology to enhance teachers' instructional activities. In particular we showcase the potential and impact that the use of Geometer's Sketchpad may have on the teaching and learning of geometry at school. A series of five, two-hour teacher development workshops in which Geometer's Sketchpad was used were attended by 12 Grade 11 and 12 teachers. The findings revealed that teachers had a better understanding of the same geometry that they initially disliked. This finding was supported by a quantitative analysis which showed a positive change in the understanding of and beliefs about geometry from when the teachers started to the end of the workshops.

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