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Teaching Algebra and Geometry Concepts by Modeling Telescope Optics

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Mathematics Teacher Volume 101, Number 7, ISSN 0025-5769


This article describes preparation and delivery of high school mathematics lessons that integrate mathematics and astronomy through The Geometer's Sketchpad models, traditional proof, and inquiry-based activities. The lessons were created by a University of Texas UTeach preservice teacher as part of a project-based field experience in which high school students construct a working Dobsonian telescope. (Contains 9 figures.)


Siegel, L.M., Dickinson, G., Hooper, E.J. & Daniels, M. (2008). Teaching Algebra and Geometry Concepts by Modeling Telescope Optics. Mathematics Teacher, 101(7), 490-497. Retrieved August 10, 2020 from .

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