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Diagrams trains students
to draw very accurate scale drawings when solving a multitude of
spatial problems that are presented to them as text-only. The program’s
main feature is its unique animated step-by-step worked solutions
that students can access to help them draw the correct diagram.
It provides a highly motivating environment for students of all
abilities as they seek to obtain the most accurate answer, rather
than just being the first to finish.
step-by-step solutions are created for each problem, which outline
each stage of the construction of the diagram.
> 12 types of problems are generated that include simple squares,
rectangles and rhombuses, angles of elevation and depression, bearings
and compass-and-ruler triangle constructions. Watch the demonstration
video above to view all them.
> Many of the problems can also be solved using Pythagoras’
Theorem or Trigonometry
> The calculation of both the perimeter and the area of triangles
can be tested.
> The accuracy of the user’s answer is compared against
the exact answer. Allowance for error tolerances is made before
a final score is awarded. This actively drives the user to improve
the care and attention that they invest in their drawings.
teacher notes include suggested uses in lessons. Click
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