GeoGebra logoGeoGebra is an open-source mathematics app that is used on over 700,000 classroom Windows computers in Australia alone. And the developers have just released GeoGebra for Windows 8, so now there’s a touch-based version of GeoGebra for students using tablets, or teachers using interactive whiteboards in the classroom.

Last year I completed a review of the key pieces of software installed on Australian classroom computers – it took quite a while, because there are so many different apps, and so many different school setups, but eventually I ended up with a list of software that was in the standard install for up to a million classroom computers. Whilst every single app I found could already run on Windows 8, it’s a passion for me to track which ones are also available as new Windows 8 touch apps too.

For Australian schools, this announcement is a big one! GeoGebra is the world’s favourite dynamic mathematics software, has received numerous educational software awards, and supports STEM education and innovations in teaching and learning worldwide. And it’s very widely used in Australia across all levels of education.
  GeoGebra is award-winning free dynamic mathematics software for all levels of education (from primary school right up to university level) that brings together geometry, algebra, spreadsheets, graphing, statistics and calculus in one easy-to-use package. Interactive learning, teaching and evaluation resources created with GeoGebra can be shared and used by everyone at http://www.geogebratube.org – and the app contains a built-in search function for the shared content on the website.  
 
GeoGebra on Windows 8 screenshot

Features of GeoGebra on Windows 8

  • Free to use software for learning, teaching and evaluation
  • Fully interactive, easy-to-use interface with many powerful features
  • Access to an ever-expanding pool of resources at www.geogebratube.org
    There’s a massive range of specific worksheets and materials on the site, all organised by material types (worksheet, tool, collection, lesson, publication & tutorial) and by subject matter (eg slope, calculus, linear, algebra, geometry, circle, quadratic, function, triangle, equations, tessellation etc etc etc)
  • A fun way to really see and experience mathematics and science
  • Adaptable to any curriculum or project
  • Used by millions of students and teachers around the world
  • Integrated GeoGebraTube Search
  • Worksheet View for presenting materials
  • Graphics and Algebra View
  • Touch-optimised Toolbar and Stylebar
  • Powerful Input Bar
  • Fully compatible with desktop version

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