Mathomat V4 geometry template. Explorer pack. With 124 page illustrated student manual
Available in term 1, 2021. The new Mathomat V4, large format geometry template with a 124 page illustrated student manual.
The new V4 Mathomat geometry template has the same great shapes as the popular V2 template, arranged in a user friendly hierarchical pattern around its central 360 degree protractor. The new V4 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 illustrated student manual for the V4 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 V4. 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.