This On Demand professional development course is designed to support teachers with using GeoGebra across a wide range of contexts in the maths classroom. The methods are particularly applicable in the A level Mathematics classroom, but are designed for a toolbox of methods which can be used to illuminate a much wider range of maths.
The course comprises four ‘pods’, each covering an element of GeoGebra’s functionality. In each pod, teachers will see:
- short videos or walkthroughs guiding them through the methods
- examples from A level Mathematics study
- practice materials
- triggers for reflection
- suggestions for further study.
Teachers will be encouraged to interact and collaborate with others studying the same material via the online forums. An expert tutor will be monitoring the forums and will respond to queries.
What are the aims of this professional development?
- To introduce teachers to some useful elements of GeoGebra.
- To introduce transferable skills in the use of GeoGebra in the context of A level Mathematics and to give teachers an opportunity to practise these skills.
- To provide opportunities to reflect on methods, resources and teaching ideas and to discuss these with other teachers via the course forums.
|Section||Approximate time to complete|
|Graphics/Algebra views||Up to 1 hour|
|Functions, commands and dynamic text||Up to 1 hour|
|Graphics 2, spreadsheets and statistics||Up to 1 hour|
|Vectors, 3D and CAS||Up to 1 hour|
Timings are approximate and suggest the required time for a topic to be counted on a certificate of participation. Further resources are linked from each section and so participants may, if they wish, spend more time than this in consolidating and reflecting on the content. You do not need to complete all sections to request a certificate.
What will I need?
You’ll need an internet connection with capability to watch video, and also to download the free GeoGebra software.
If you have any queries about this event, please do not hesitate to contact:
What is On Demand professional development?
On Demand professional development offers total flexibility. Teachers can access the materials, day or night, over a period of up to one year.
It’s also completely free of charge for eligible teachers.
If you’re interested in a deeper view of what’s involved in this unique form of professional development, you may enjoy this video:
Due to the way the AMSP is funded, this On-Demand Professional Development is only available to teachers in state-funded schools and colleges in England.