Interactive Media Systems, TU Vienna

Construct3D: A Virtual Reality Application for Mathematics and Geometry Education

By Hannes Kaufmann, Dieter Schmalstieg, and Michael Wagner

Abstract

Construct3D is a three dimensional geometric construction tool based on the collaborative augmented reality system "Studierstube". Our setup uses a stereoscopic head mounted display (HMD) and the Personal Interaction Panel(PIP) - a two-handed 3D interaction tool that simplifies 3D model interaction. Means of application in mathematics and geometry education at high school as well as university level are being discussed. A pilot study summarizes the strengths and possible extensions of our system. Anecdotal evidence supports our claim that the use of Construct3D is easy to learn and encourages experimentation with geometric constructions.

Reference

H. Kaufmann, D. Schmalstieg, M. Wagner: "Construct3D: A Virtual Reality Application for Mathematics and Geometry Education"; in: "Education and Information Technologies", Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000, 263 - 276.

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