Published in Acta Didactica Napocensia, volume 3 number 2, 1 June 2010


The Power of Scripting: DGS Meets Programming

Jürgen Richter-Gebert, TU Munich, Germany

Ulrich Kortenkamp, Centre for Educational Research in Mathematics and Technology (CERMAT), University of Education Karlsruhe, Germany


Abstract: In this article we demonstrate how the combination of a system for dynamic geometry with a freely programmable scripting environment can be advantageously used in teaching and research. We explain the reasons behind various design decisions that were made by us when designing the language CindyScript and give examples that proof how they lead to easy and understandable code that can be used in education. We give several concrete application scenarios of the language that was developed by the authors and seamlessly interacts with the dynamic geometry system Cinderella.

Key words: Dynamic Geometry, Programming



Pages 67-78.         Download PDF


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