Available in term 1, 2021. The Mathomat V2 geometry template with the new large format V6 pattern maker template and a 124 page illustrated student manual.
The Mathomat V2 geometry template has a great range of geometric shapes arranged in a user friendly hierarchical pattern around its central 360 degree protractor. In this pack is also included the new large format V6 pattern maker template, which is 22% larger in area. The pattern maker template is specially designed for creative 2-D pattern design and for construction of really well sized nets and faces for use in construction of polyhedra models.
The illustrated student manual for the V2 and V6 templateS 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.