The Importance of Coordinate Geometry
The mathematics curriculum traditionally has been designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop skills and acquire knowledge that would be important in adulthood and to prepare sutdents to enter careers that would not require a high level of mathematical ability.
Today the context of mathematics instruction needs to be much broader. The accelerated pace at which modern society produces technological change requires that high school graduates be prepared for careers in qhich mathematics will be very important. In order to be successful in many careers students will need to be confident in their mathematical abilities. They will need to be able to solve problems, to communicate mathematical ideas and to think logically.
Coordinate Geometry turns your iPad into a power tool for teaching about points, lines, planes, transformations, slope and y-intercept. Use Coordinate Geometry to create a presentation while illustrating and discussing the key principles of analytic geometry. Coordinate Geometry is perfect for upper elementary and middle school classrooms. Enrich your mathematics curriculum with the power of Coordinate Geometry!
For many people, coordinate geometry is the familiar in many different ways. For example, in some cities streets are layed out as a coordinate grid... A Street, B Street C Street, intersects with First Avenue, Second Avenue and Third Avenue. The basic concept of coordinate geometry is used in spreadsheets, mapping, and many other systems for locating positions including GPS. In someways it seems that the human brain is intuitively adept at using coordinate systems.
Coordinate Geometry app creates a basic set of learning experiences to help students better understand of the application of coordinate geometry in mathematics. Coordinate geometry bridges algebra and geometry. Equations for example, the standard equation of a line, y = mx + b, defines a line on the Cartesian plane.
Understanding the concepts of slope and intercept are fundamental to success in higher mathematics. Main topics:
- Coordinate Plane
- x and y axes
- Origin (0,0)
- Coordinate Pairs
- Points, Lines and Planes
- Slope and y-intercept
Lessons plans, student activities and online assessments are available as ebooks made for iBooks. Math Fun Coordinate Geometry is an interactive book with lesson strategies, projects for students and assessment tools that are aligned to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Click on the icons below for more information.