Teacher Review for GeoGebra

This is a wonderful way for students to explore Mathematics.

Don B.
Instructional Technology Teacher
West Valley High School
Fairbanks, United States
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My Subjects Math
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
How I Use It
One of the biggest improvements is that now supports html 5 standards and is no longer java based per se. Which now means it runs on iPads. I posted a link to two different GeoGebra activities and a worksheet that can be found here that asked students questions based on rotations. https://sites.google.com/a/k12northstar.org/geosketchpad/home/geometry/middle-school-geometry/rotations They also have a whole exchange system where you can find dozens of other activities as well on whatever topic you may be teaching. http://www.geogebratube.org/
My Take
I work with math teachers district wide and I have used this product in the classroom setting to explore geometry concepts. It is a great visual for students to explore geometry based concepts without have to draw out multiple examples over and over to see how geometric theorems work. It will take some getting used to, and can be a little glitch, but overall it is a good product and free alternative to Geometer's SketchPad.