Electronic Proceedings of the 12th Asian Technology Conference in Mathematics



Abstract for 12932

It is not just about the proof.

Authors: Anthony Harradine

Affiliations: Baker Centre, Prince Alfred College

Keywords: fun, problems, exploration, conjectures, Casio ClassPad,

High School, University


In this workshop we will work together on a beautiful geometry

problem. Our progress in understanding the problem will be helped by

the use of interactive geometry software (the Casio ClassPad 300

Plus in this case). The problem is suitable for investigation by

students in upper high school or first year of university. The

workshop leader will conclude by arguing that the reason for sharing

problems with students is about ''much more'' than just being able

to write a proof. You will experience the ''much more''.