There is more pressure than ever for students to perform at their academic best, even in high school or middle school. With academic tracking at work, students who don’t achieve high marks at twelve and thirteen years old can find themselves lost when it comes to upper level courses that are required for college admission.
The popularity of the world wide web has given rise to a number of crowd-sourcing academic opportunities where entire global communities of learners can reach out to one another and make sense of some of the difficult coursework that students need. One of these great platforms is GeoGebra, a PC download and tablet-enabled app that is making sense of maths education for students around the world.
This free software tool puts multiple levels and tracts of math in students hands, while also providing teachers with a valuable resource to help students at any level, from remedial to advanced. With modules for geometry, algebra, spreadsheets, graphing, statistics and calculus all wrapped up in one easily navigated platform, there’s something for every type of learner.
Key features of the software include:
- Free, fully interactive, easy-to-use interface
- Ever-expanding pool of resources
- A fun way to really see and experience mathematics and science in applicable ways
- Available in many languages, in use by millions of people around the world
- Adaptable to any curriculum or project
GeoGebra’s developers have issued an update, just in time for students who are already headed back into the classroom to take full advantage of what it has to offer. While only available for PC and for Windows, Android, and iOS tablets so far, a smartphone app is in the works given the number of schools that are morphing to a bring your own device policy, and given the power that newer smartphones and phablets have.
To check out the update to GeoGebra or to take a look at any of the other titles that launched an update today, go to FileHippo by clicking HERE. And have a great school year!