On January 17, 2012, Educational Service Unit #11 provided a “Teachers Teaching Teachers” workshop. This workshop was facilitated by a local teacher of mathematics, Dan Schaben, and was requested as a result of a session that was held at the ESU #11 2011 Fall Conference. The primary focus of this workshop was to instruct math teachers on how to utilize GeoGebra in the classroom.
GeoGebra is a free, multi-platform dynamic mathematics software program for all levels of education that joins geometry, algebra, tables, graphing, statistics and calculus into one easy-to-use package. During the course of this workshop, participants learned the basic skills required to use GeoGebra; created and designed professional looking tests and worksheets; incorporated dynamic graphics on moodle or other web spaces; and learned how to use GeoGebra as a tool to incorporate reasoning and sense making skills in the mathematics classroom.