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Re: How about an inter-project project?

Jeffrey Elkner wrote:
> I just spoke to one of our math teachers.  She is a future Linux
> enthusiast;) and was open to the idea of working with Dr Geo and
> developing course materials.  I think that Geometry is an excellent 
> idea, because it lends itself to computer aided discovery learning.  
> I am willing and eager to work on this, so if anyone has ideas as to 
> how to proceed, let's get going.
I think your best bet is to contact Hilaire Fernandes and see if he has
any suggestions, as he has probably seen the most use of Dr Geo to
date.  You should also get a copy of Dr Geo, install it, and familiarize
yourself with its capabilities.  I would think that the order in which
geometrical concepts are presented is pretty well agreed upon (I'm no
math teacher), so an outline for the text can be roughed out and
exercises using Dr Geo can be planned.  As you gain experience with the
program, the exercises and the text can be refined together.  If you
present drafts of the work at each step of the way I'm sure you will get
cogent suggestions from seul-edu members.  How does that sound for an
off-the-top-of-my-head working plan?

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