Mathematics for Teaching Category: GeoGebra worksheets

Category: GeoGebra worksheets

The house of quadrilaterals

In Investigating an Ordering of Quadrilaterals published in ZDM, Gunter Graumann shared a good activity for developing students mathematical thinking. The activity is about ordering quadrilaterals based on its characteristics. He gave the following list of different aspects of quadrilaterals as possible basis for investigation. Sides with equal length (two neighbouring or two opposite or three or four sides) Sum of the length…

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Teaching maximum area problem with GeoGebra

Remember that classic maximum area problem? Here’s a version of it: Pam wishes to fence off a rectangular vegetable garden in her backyard. She has 18 meters of  fencing wire which she will use to fence three sides of the garden with the existing fence forming the fourth side. Calculate the maximum area she can…

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Teaching mathematics with GeoGebra

GeoGebra constructions are great and it’s fun ‘watching’ them especially if you know the mathematics they are demonstrating. If you don’t and most students don’t then we have a bit of a problem. Even if the applet demonstrates the mathematics to students I don’t think there’ll be much learning there. No one learns mathematics by…

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How to scaffold problem solving in geometry

Scaffolding is a metaphor for describing a type of facilitating a teacher does to support students’ own construction of knowledge. It is usually in the form of questions or additional information. In scaffolding learning, we should be careful not to reduce the learning by rote. In the case of problem solving for example, the scaffolds provided…

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What is a coordinates system?

This is the first in the series of posts about teaching mathematics and Geogebra tools at the same time. I’m starting with the most basic of the tools in GeoGebra, the point tool. What would be a better context for this than in learning about the coordinate system. Teacher can use the following introduction about…

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