Teacher Review for GeoGebra

Geogebra is such a necessary tool for students especially in Geometry.

Rafranz D.
School district administrator
Lufkin ISD
Lufkin, TX
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My Grades 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Math
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
In the beginning, the geogebra worksheet served as the connector between postulates & theorems and their meanings. Students investigated midpoint quadrilaterals but creating them and the tools within geogebra enabled them to precisely classify without hesitation. The best learning though comes through student created applets that can then be shared to geogebratube or embedded within certain websites and blogs. The key is to keep it student centered and not just teacher centered in terms of use.
My Take
I use geogebra in geometry to explore pretty much every concept. I love that its more user friendly and now available via ipad. I also love that it's in the chrome app store. In the past, it was a bit more clunky but the new version is so user friendly that kids can dig right in and learn. As a free dynamic geometry tool, it has totally impacted my classroom as it made geometry more than just images on a worksheet but applications that students could play with.