Building mathematical competencies in all students is critical in today’s digital society, with renewed emphasis on learner skills in reasoning, computing, mathematical thinking, and problem-solving. The use of ICT in Mathematics teaching has taken on a new urgency due to the global pandemic, where restrictions on physical contact have seen many schools move towards different methods of online education. To ensure equitable access and meaningful learning, it is critical for teachers to increase their array of teaching-learning tools.
Several digital tools and applications are now available to support educators towards this end, ranging from graphic software for geometry learning to simulations for scenario building and visual programming environments. If integrated with effective pedagogy, these resources can lead to improved learning outcomes. Geogebra is one such tool that is as versatile as it is easily accessible, being a Free and Open-Source Software (FOSS) application.
Teaching Mathematics with Technology (TMT) is a four-week MOOC which aims to build the capacity of Mathematics teachers of grades 6-10 in using Geogebra to create resources for teaching various concepts in Mathematics. Teacher educators in this subject domain as well as teachers of related technical subjects will also find this course useful.
Course start date: November 16, 2020 12:00 AM GMT
use the course platform – a Learning Management System integrated with a webinar platform
apply the principles of Free and Open Software and Open Educational Resources as well as their implications for equity
install Geogebra and get introduced to Geogebra for creating some basic sketches
get a working proficiency of the Geogebra application and all its functionalities
create Geogebra sketches as teaching resources for high-school maths concepts
strengthen their working proficiency of the Geogebra application and all its functionalities, by creating more complex sketches
create Geogebra sketches as teaching resources for theorems and problems
access, and contribute to OER repositories of Geogebra
create lessons using Geogebra for teaching high-school mathematics
evaluate multiple resources including Geogebra resources for the development of a lesson plan
develop a sense of comfort and familiarity with transacting lessons using Geogebra in their classrooms
Mathematics teachers of grades 6-10 (equivalent of upper primary and junior secondary school levels)
Teachers of Mathematics-integrated technical subjects
After completion of this course, participants are expected to be able to:
A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to those who complete all the tasks in the course.
All certificates will be issued at the end of the course.
This course is offered by IT for Change with support from the Commonwealth of Learning