id: 06597684
dt: j
an: 2016d.00958
au: Hašek, Roman; Zahradník, Jan
ti: Study of historical geometric problems by means of CAS and DGS.
so: Int. J. Technol. Math. Educ. 22, No. 2, 53-58 (2015).
py: 2015
pu: Research Information Ltd, Burnham, Bucks
la: EN
cc: U70 G70 A30
ut: computer algebra systems; dynamic geometry software; conics; loci;
geometry; historical textbooks; problem solving; historical problems
ci:
li: http://www.researchinformation.co.uk/time/contents/timecont.php
ab: Summary: The use of the dynamic mathematics software GeoGebra to solve
geometric problems on conics and loci from an 18th century textbook
will be presented. In particular, examples will be shown of how the use
of this program helped the authors to understand the method that our
predecessors used to deal with conic sections together with solving
loci problems. The combination of the DGS and CAS features of GeoGebra
has proved its worth to the authors in the solving of such problems.
The use of the computer changed the old problems, which to our students
were originally solved in a rather strange way, into attractive modern
problems.
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