Teaching Algebra and Geometry Concepts by Modeling Telescope Optics
Mathematics Teacher Volume 101, Number 7, ISSN 0025-5769
This article describes preparation and delivery of high school mathematics lessons that integrate mathematics and astronomy through The Geometer's Sketchpad models, traditional proof, and inquiry-based activities. The lessons were created by a University of Texas UTeach preservice teacher as part of a project-based field experience in which high school students construct a working Dobsonian telescope. (Contains 9 figures.)
Siegel, L.M., Dickinson, G., Hooper, E.J. & Daniels, M. (2008). Teaching Algebra and Geometry Concepts by Modeling Telescope Optics. Mathematics Teacher, 101(7), 490-497.