The traditional study of geometry in schools was a static enterprise.
Students were presented with definitions and theorems which they had to accept
without argument. The teachers presented these facts on with some attempt to
justify their truth. The students were asked to try to construct their own
proofs and to justify new facts by logically deduction. Such an approach is difficult
for most students.
The availability of
geometry software can change teaching and learning geometry to a
dynamic experience which generates motivation and curiosity. Students can
examine and verify or reject geometric concepts, definitions, assumptions
and theorems by dynamic quantitative exploration in an understandable
environment, and experience the satisfaction of discovery and achievement.
With Pythagoras software this
can be achieved with ease.
Pythagoras is the
only dynamic geometric software, which makes a comprehensive use of
the Windows capabilities and environment, represented by: toolbars,
windows, numerous tools (activated by toolbar buttons), menus and dialog
boxes and a sophisticated snap-to feature,
which provides the user with full control. Therefore, although being
comprehensive, it is very easy to use.