GeoGebra is a free mathematics software. It is an amazing tool for allowing teachers and students to create, share, and learn from dynamic mathematics software and materials. It offers the ability for users to create their own resources which or uses resources created by GeoGebra or other users. GeoGebra describes itself as:
GeoGebra is dynamic mathematics software for all levels of education that brings together geometry, algebra, spreadsheets, graphing, statistics and calculus in one easy-to-use package. GeoGebra is a rapidly expanding community of millions of users located in just about every country. GeoGebra has become the leading provider of dynamic mathematics software, supporting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and innovations in teaching and learning worldwide. Here are some quick facts:
- Geometry, Algebra and Spreadsheet are connected and fully dynamic
- Easy-to-use interface, yet many powerful features
- Authoring tool to create interactive learning materials as web pages
- Available in many languages for our millions of users around the world
- Open source software freely available for non-commercial users
GeoGebra offers many ways to search for expeditions targets to your specific desires. You are able to search by name, content area, groups, or users. You can then follow the contents, groups, or users to receive notifications about updates. Once you select your resource you can then start the learning process! It varies depending on the resource as it can cover one specific activity, be a collection of different activities, be full lessons, or be a collection of full lessons to complete a unit.
GeoGebra makes the creation of digital field journals incredibly smooth. Once you create a resource it allows you to add “elements” to the project. It is set up almost like a mini-website or notebook, and you can add text, media, GeoGebra math apps, videos, pdfs, or excerpts from different webpages. I have created a short example using the GeoGebra tangram app, a little motivation text, and Lauren’s EME6414 youtube video!. Once created others are able to follow the resource to track progress, and provide feedback through a comment section. You can follow this link to see an example of a collection of activities for a unit on fractions!
Target Audience: All Students & Teachers