GeoGebra: Interactive Mathematics Software for Teaching and Learning

GeoGebra, developed by Markus Hohenwarter in 2001, is free dynamic mathematics software for use in education that combines the topics of geometry, algebra, statistics and calculus. In this presentation an introduction to GeoGebra will be presented along with a demonstration of some resources that have been created by NCE-MSTL to support teachers in the classroom. Finally a practical demonstration of using GeoGebra to create a resource will be presented to highlight its simplicity and user friendly nature.

Biography

Patrick Johnson has been a Research Fellow with the National Centre for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and Learning (NCE-MSTL) at the University of Limerick since 2008. He received a B.Sc. degree in Applied Mathematics and Computing and a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Limerick. His current research interests include investigating the role of ICT in the teaching and learning of mathematics within the higher education sector in Ireland.


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