Tutorial To Be Presented in the 11th Asian Technology Conference in Mathematics
December 12-16, 2006, Hong Kong SAR, China

The New Tools of Cabri 3D Version 2 : a New Window for a Mechanistic Approach of the Teaching of Calculus

Jean-Jacques Dahan
IREM of Toulouse and IAM of Grenoble

Teacher Education Institute
University of Grenoble

Jean-Marie Laborde
Cabrilog FRANCE


With original examples, we will discover how the new tools of the version 2 of Cabri 3D, arc, trace, measurement tools, calculator how to illustrate in a brand new way the notion of function: How to construct an helix, a cycloid as the trace of a point of a wheel. How to introduce trigonometric functions (sine, cosine) How to illustrate new investigations about the angles of the polygons obtained in cutting any polyhedron. How to conjecture the formula giving the area or the volume of any polyhedron.

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