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This book includes many meaningful investigations that use the Casio PRIZM graphing calculator to foster students' geometric thinking. The investigations focus on using the construction and measurement capabilities of the Casio PRIZM and the picture library to support students in "constructing" their own understanding of geometric concepts.
The eight chapters in this book are purposefully aligned with the study of geometry in grades 5-12. This book engages students in using the Casio PRIZM to construct their own understanding of geometry. For example, students use the PRIZM to investigate geometric properties of reflections by viewing an image of the U.S. Capitol Building in its Reflection Pool. While relaxing by a swimming pool with a PRIZM in one hand and lemonade in the other, students will determine the volume of a pentagonal prism. Students will also take a PRIZM on a safari in Africa to explore area formulas for trapezoids, triangles, and circles.