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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Forum for construction questions

    If you have a how-to question, please post to the Construction Questions forum. You can attach sketches to your post. Happy sketching! ...

    Started by Elizabeth DeCarli, 05-31-2011 05:56 PM
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  1. Animate button - once only - without returning to start position?

    Hi, I am creating a sketch which includes several animated components. I want to animate them sequentially creating the appearance of a chain...

    Started by mpatterson, 05-23-2013 05:35 AM
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    05-31-2013 11:47 AM Go to last post
  2. How did this happen?

    Hi, One of my students turned in a sketch with a function plotted. when I place the arrow/pointer near one of the end points, I get an arrow icon...

    Started by mpatterson, 12-07-2012 06:23 AM
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    12-08-2012 09:03 PM Go to last post
  3. Graphs terminate with arrows

    I notice that when graphing, at times the graph terminates at one or both ends with an arrow. For example, graphing polar equation f(theta) = 7 * cos...

    Started by Robert Pitts, 06-05-2014 09:17 PM
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    06-07-2014 10:59 PM Go to last post
  4. Arrow key step size

    I like to use the (right and left) arrow keys to adjust slider values, especially near the desired value. The "step" size seems to be plus or minus...

    Started by hulk, 07-30-2014 10:59 AM
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    07-31-2014 09:30 PM Go to last post
  5. Counter

    I use this activity with my students on the first day of school to get them thinking after a long summer break. The goal is for them to state that...

    Started by jgrebe, 07-05-2012 03:04 PM
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    07-06-2012 07:13 PM Go to last post
  6. 101 Help!!

    Hey there, Does anyone know how to construct project number 7 from the 101 project ideas book? Also, is there a place where I can find...

    Started by KB, 01-24-2012 11:54 AM
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    01-26-2012 10:01 AM Go to last post
  7. Hyperbolic Line Segment Tool - Venema

    Does anyone know a good method that I can use to build a Poincare line segment in The Geometer's Sketchpad? I can build a ray and a line tool no...

    Started by spitfiredd, 03-07-2015 04:06 AM
    construction problem, hyperbolic, line segment
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    03-08-2015 08:59 AM Go to last post
  8. Choose a default color for the grid (and use Custom Tools for other formatting magic)

    A user had a question today: his printer prints very lightly, and the light gray grid lines are hard to see on his students' printouts. The answer...

    Started by Stek, 12-04-2012 07:24 PM
    coordinate system, custom tool, grid
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    12-04-2012 07:24 PM Go to last post
  9. Dilate, then hide original?

    I have a question from a customer who is looking to dilate an entire sketch, then hide the original. The dilation is easy enough, and if we copy/...

    Started by amusick, 02-22-2013 02:18 PM
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    02-24-2013 08:44 PM Go to last post
  10. Point Inversion has Unwanted Label

    Hi, See the attachment. I created a point inversion tool, but using it causes the inverse point to be labeled. How can I turn off labeling of...

    Started by dwarnold45, 07-10-2011 03:06 PM
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    07-19-2011 10:52 PM Go to last post
  11. Showing Construction Arcs

    Over the years I've received several support questions like this one: "I would like to leave the remnants of construction lines in the vicinity of an...

    Started by Stek, 11-28-2011 08:23 PM
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  12. Working with functions and parameters

    I've been trying to teach myself how to use Sketchpad & going to the Tuesday webinars, but I'm stuck and need a bit of help. I've used the getting...

    Started by mratzel, 07-08-2012 07:53 AM
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    07-09-2012 11:21 AM Go to last post
  13. Angle measurements

    Hi, I would like angle measurements to show up on my diagrams instead of as separate text boxes. Is there any way to do this? Chase

    Started by Bunny, 10-12-2011 10:08 PM
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    10-18-2011 08:09 AM Go to last post
  14. differeential equations construction

    Hi - I can't figure out if this is the way to submit a construction. I have 3 on the solutions to certain differential equations I want to submit...

    Started by Steve, 03-24-2013 06:26 AM
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    03-25-2013 09:32 AM Go to last post
  15. Post Visual solution required for the problems

    1. If Modulus of Z is not equal to 1, then all the values of Z/1-Z2 lie on 2. Consider f(x) = kex-x for all real x where k is a real constant....

    Started by Gopalakrishnan, 09-18-2012 07:18 AM
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    10-09-2012 02:30 PM Go to last post
  16. Agreement Between Distance Units and Coordinate Units

    We had an interesting tech-support question recently: “I have segment that starts at (0,0) and ends at (0,10). Call it AC. It measures 4.45784(..)...

    Started by Stek, 08-28-2012 01:43 PM
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  17. Play Video or Audio from your Sketch

    I've just posted an example of playing video and audio from a sketch, using Link buttons. Link buttons are very flexible. In addition to taking...

    Started by Stek, 03-27-2012 07:41 PM
    audio, link buttons, media, video
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  18. Anchoring drawing to grid

    When I rescale my grid, my drawing does not rescale with it. How do I anchor my drawing to the grid?

    Started by bnjhr, 11-13-2012 11:07 AM
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    11-13-2012 04:32 PM Go to last post
  19. Constructing sketch that reverts to original

    I would like to know how to construct sketches for students to use but you can always reset to the original sketch. Jane

    Started by Jane, 06-14-2011 02:48 PM
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    09-21-2011 03:45 PM Go to last post
  20. Controlling Animation Speed by Slider or Parameter

    I had another very interesting question from a user two days ago that I'd like to share here. He wanted to use a slider to control the speed of an...

    Started by Stek, 01-10-2012 01:12 PM
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    01-10-2012 01:12 PM Go to last post

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