GeoGebra in the math classroom
Ana Escuder, Florida Atlantic University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-84-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
In this roundtable I will give examples of how our institute has used GeoGebra to model effective teaching/learning strategies for the sake of lasting improvement and change in teacher’s pedagogies. I will first describe the Institute and then give the rationale for choosing GeoGebra as the preferred dynamic mathematics software. GeoGebra is a free, open source, multi-platform, translatable, dynamic mathematics software that has an extensive and very active international community of users who support each other with teaching materials and technical support in the use of the program. Several examples of the use of GeoGebra will be discussed where algebra and geometry are connected allowing the user to explore multiple representations of math concepts. These examples will allow seeing the mathematical as well as the pedagogical power of GeoGebra and how easy it is to use by teachers and students.
Escuder, A. (2011). GeoGebra in the math classroom. In M. Koehler & P. Mishra (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2011--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3970-3974). Nashville, Tennessee, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).