Copy of Mathomat V6 geometry template. Explorer pack. With 124 page illustrated student manual
Available in term 1, 2021. The new Mathomat V6, large format geometry template with a 124 page illustrated student manual.
The new V6 Mathomat geometry template has the same great shapes as the popular V2 template, arranged in a user friendly hierarchical pattern around its central 180 degree protractor. The new V6 template is 22% larger in area, which allows for larger (25mm sided) regular polygons to be used in its design. This gives students more creative options in 2-D pattern design, and for 3-D model construction. The use of a 180 degree protractor is preferred by many teachers to full circle protractors; including at primary school in years five and six when protractors are being introduced as a tool along with the concept of degrees. An additional benefit for the use of a half circle protractor in this geometry template design is that allows additional space for other interesting and challenging geometric shapes to be added.
The illustrated student manual for the V6 template has the same inspiring range of action based illustrated activities as the V2 Explorer manual. These create interesting contexts that allow students to make sense of geometry investigations more easily. In this revised version, there is a new section devoted to construction techniques for the Platonic and Archimedean solids using Mathomat V6. This section is full of action photography and detailed plans for the construction process. The new manual also has a new section on angle measurement. We send the Mathomat kids back to Ancient Greece to interview Euclid and Proculus, asking them the question "what is an angle". In this new activity students are encouraged to understand the concept of angle so as to be able to use the protractor in Mathomat with real understanding. We also are developing a series of new action sheets to encourage students to practice their Mathomat skills with activities such as angle measurement, symmetry operations, and tessellation design.