Publication at Faculty of Mathematics and Physics |

2011

This article addresses the application of computer modeling in teaching and learning geometry. Our aim is to increase the interest of students in studying geometry at secondary schools and colleges.

The main field of our interest is study of synthetic and descriptive geometry - geometric constructions, projections, geometry of curves and surfaces. One possible approach of improvement in studying geometry is the integration of computer software in the teaching process.

Here we will demonstrate the usage of Rhinoceros program (Rhino) for visualization, for proving geometric problems in the plane and in the space or for the demonstration practical uses of geometry. Nowadays we have a great collection of pictures which illustrates examples of surfaces in building practice and architecture.

We show the usage of software on some concrete examples. The outputs can be used in publications and also for home schooling and e-learning.