Hands-On Math Line Design
By Ventura Educational Systems
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Hands-On Math Line Design is an interactive learning environment where students explore and discover the fundamental ideas of geometry. It is a perfect classroom tool for mathematics enrichment.
While using this app students will use mathematical thinking skills to create colorful designs. Students will be amazed that curved designs can be created with only straight line segments.
Encourage your students to take some time to explore LineDesign, and as they do help them to discuss their findings. Elicit math vocabulary while creating designs. Younger learners will benefit from using the terms such as line, line segment, end point, intersection, rectangle, square, circle, and triangle.
For older students teachers may want to use some of the options available by tapping the grid icon. Based on the shape selected either a rectangular or polar coordinate graphic system is displayed. Teachers will want to use these features as components of their coordinate geometry and angle measurement curriculum.
Properties of Geometric Shapes
Classification of Angles
Properties of Polygons
Coordinate Systems (Rectangular and Polar)
Angles and Degrees
Parts of a Circle
Mathematical Thinking and Reasoning
Relationship between Geometry and Art
What's New in Version 2.2
New features in this version are that users can now select a background color for the design. Additional art concepts can be presented such as contrasting and harmonious colors.
Line Art on the iPad
First off, I have to commend Fred Ventura on his speediness and responsiveness. I found this app and immediately put it to use. Unfortunately it was the last day of school when I discovered it so only a few students had a chance to explore it. I, however, had plenty of time. I LOVE it. It takes the frustration out of doing a project like this for younger students with questionable fine motor skills. Next year I plan to use this as an introduction to line art prior to our huge line art unit complete with our gigantic geometry project where we create line art outside at a local park. There were a couple of glitches in the programs support. The link to the PDF didn't work but it was repaired in less than an hour and a personalized note came from the creator. I then requested that the background of the design be able to be changed and it was in less than a day. Fred was prompt and corteous and enjoyed the challenge of improving the app. I look forward to purchasing this for our student iPads in the fall so that our students can explore it. Thank you!
- Category: Education
- Updated: Jun 10, 2016
- Version: 2.2
- Size: 16.2 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Ventura Educational Systems
- © 2016
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.