Tagged: Geogebra

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Geogebra for iPad…

I looked into the feasibility of using iPads in the maths classroom last year and concluded that the time wasn’t quite right. The ‘planets were moving into alignment’, with the direction of technological development leading towards the iPad being a brilliant learning tool in the maths classroom, but they weren’t there yet. The lack of Flash compatibility was a big...

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Where does pi r squared come from? Beautiful demonstration

Here is something a bit special. It’s an amazing Geogebra applet that shows where the formula for the area of a circle comes from. I’ve had pupils cutting circles into sectors before to perform the same proof, but this interactive applet it first class in showing the concept in a visually stunning way and quickly. Top stuff! Click here to...

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Geogebra Applet Central

  In not too long I believe Geogebra will be the leading dynamic algebra/geometry software used in maths education around the world. Whilst it’s competitors, Calibre and Geometer’s Sketchpad are enjoying the major market share, primarily from being first to market, Geogebra is gaining pace rapidly and has many advantages which I am certain will allow it to┬ásupersede┬áthe foregoers in...

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Geogebra resources go live!

Have you ever used Geogebra? It’s a fantastic piece of free software that you can use to enhance you maths teaching. It combines graph-plotting capabilities with dynamic geometry; think Omnigraph and The Geometer’s Sketchpad in one program that is easier to use, more intuitive and looks a lot better! I’m certainly in the ‘beginner-to-medium ability user’ cateogory myself but am...

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Probably the best blogs by maths teachers around the world

There are some really great blogs out there written by maths teachers who really care about their practice. I enjoy reading their posts as they share their insight and ideas and think about how it could improve my own teaching. There is wheat and there is chaff out there. To save you time in separating the two, I have compiled...