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Linking geometry and algebra with GeoGebra

Edwards, Julie-Ann and Jones, Keith (2006) Linking geometry and algebra with GeoGebra Mathematics Teaching, 194, pp. 28-30.

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Abstract

GeoGebra is a software package and is so named because it combines geometry and algebra as equal mathematical partners in its representations. At one level, GeoGebra can be as a dynamic geometry system like other, commercially available, software. But this is only part of the story. Another window (the algebra part of GeoGebra) provides an insight into the relationship between the geometric aspects of figures and their algebraic representations. Here each equation or set of coordinates can be edited in the algebra window and the figure instantly changes. What is more, an equation (or a function) can be typed into the space at the foot of the GeoGebra interface and the corresponding geometric representation will appear in the geometry window. Perhaps utilising GeoGebra could inspire a change from regular forms of enrichment/ extension activity to things that need high level thinking, and things that pupils may find themselves wanting to follow-up outside school lessons.

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Published date: January 2006
Additional Information: The pagination of this author's proof copy is almost exactly as it appears in the version published in journal. Note that the article is also reproduced, with permission, in issue 4 of the 2006 Wellington (NZ) Mathematics Association newsletter, pp12-14
Keywords: pedagogy, curriculum, teaching education, mathematics, computers, ict, algebra, geometry, geogebra, dgs, dge, cabri, gsp, sketchpad
Organisations: Mathematics, Science & Health Education

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Local EPrints ID: 19198
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/19198
ISSN: 0025-5785
PURE UUID: 9dfc2d00-876c-4152-a674-9f31422a5f73
ORCID for Keith Jones: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-3677-8802

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Date deposited: 20 Jan 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:32

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