Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Geometric - Plane Geometry

Geometric - Plane Geometry  is anapp by Lluis Hortal for use in geometry and technical drawing. It has both a free and a paid version.  The free version contains the first two chapters which cover drawing tools and drawing fundamentals.  The chapter on drawing tools looks at the equipment you would use if you were in a technical drawing class while the drawing fundamentals covers basic elements, parallel and perpendicular lines, circles and arcs, and angles.

To access triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, transformations, tangency, and technical curves you have to purchase the whole package for $3.99.  The information held within the free sections is actually enough to get the students started and if they extend the knowledge they have, they should be able to draw any of the other shapes that they need.

Would I use this one in my Geometry class?  I might use it as a reference so students can see what they are supposed to be doing when they create certain shapes but to actually use as a major component?  I don't think so because it appears to be geared for a technical drawing class where they use the equipment mentioned in this app.  I have been making the shift from using compass and straight edge to using virtual constructions.  Unfortunately, this app is more geared to students using physical tools.  I have a couple more apps to check out and I might be able to use this as part of another assignment with a different app.