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ERIC Number: EJ1144845
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0025-5769
Designing GeoGebra Applets to Maximize Student Engagement
Paoletti, Teo; Monahan, Ceire; Vishnubhotla, Madhavi
Mathematics Teacher, v110 n8 p628-630 Apr 2017
GeoGebra is a free tool that has the potential to change both how and what is taught in mathematics. GeoGebra allows teachers and students to explore various mathematical ideas either through the full applet ( or by sharing applets via GeoGebra's Materials site (https://www.geogebra. org/materials/). It has many capabilities, including allowing students to graph functions, draw and change various geometric shapes, solve equations, and complete other algebraic procedures. Although all of these features make GeoGebra a potent tool, the full applet can be overwhelming to a novice user and can create distractions for students. Teachers should consider what tools are (and are not) important for students. This article offers suggestions for teachers on how to create GeoGebra files that maximize student engagement with mathematical ideas while minimizing potential distractions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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