Education Technology

Dimensional Figures

Published on 06/09/2008

Activity Overview

Students use the Explorer Draw application™ to draw two-dimensional figures. They understand how to write commands to draw squares and hexagons. They also calculate the perimeter of the figures drawn.

Before the Activity

  • Install the Explorer Draw App application on the calculator using the TI Connect™ , TI Connectivity Cable, and Unit-to-Unit Link Cable

  • Set up the calculator as explained in the appendix
  • See the attached PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity
  • Print the pages from the attached PDF file for the class
  • During the Activity

    Distribute the pages to the class.

    Follow the Activity procedures:

  • Select the Logo Light feature
  • Use commands to draw a line segment, turn by 90 degrees, draw the next line segment and finally complete a square
  • Store the image of the square and calculate the perimeter
  • Repeat the activity and draw a hexagon
  • After the Activity

    Review student results:

  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary