GeoGebra Institute:2011 Annual Report GI Australia

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People

Chris Robertson (Chair) christopher.robertson@det.nsw.edu.au Senior Support Officer, Analysis and Evaluation, NSW Curriculum and Learning Innovation Centre

Damian Wanstall damian.wanstall1@det.nsw.edu.au Learning Designer, 5-12, NSW Curriculum and Learning Innovation Centre

Carolyn McGinty carolyn.mcginty@det.nsw.edu.au Senior Curriculum Support Officer, K-12 Mathematics, NSW Curriculum and Learning Innovation Centre

Kaye Stacey k.stacey@unimelb.edu.au Professor of Mathematics Education Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne

Robyn Pierce r.pierce@unimelb.edu.au Senior Research Fellow in Mathematics Education Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne

Lynda Ball lball@unimelb.edu.au Lecturer in Mathematics Education Melbourne Graduate School of Education University of Melbourne

Training and Support

GeoGebra Institute of Australia workshop (Chris Robertson and Carolyn McGinty) - Mathematical Association of NSW 2011 Annual Conference, Wollongong, September 2011.

Using Dynamic Geometry for Trigonometry (Robyn Pierce and Lynda Ball) - Mathematics Association of Victoria Annual Conference, Melbourne, December 2011.

Tools4U: GeoGebra is a one-page guide for teachers linking GeoGebra resources and activities for the classroom.

GeoGebra for beginners - online is a NSW Institute of Teachers registered, non-facilitated online course with a mix of pedagogy and technical skill development.

Development and Sharing

Numerous teaching and learning resources incorporating GeoGebra are available from http://www.clic.nsw.edu.au/gia/resources.shtm

The GIA website offers the facility to submit GeoGebra resources created by educators that are appropriate for Australian curriculum. A library of submissions is available from http://www.clic.nsw.edu.au/gia/library.shtm

Research and Collaboration

A prospective research proposal for 2012 is in discussion between NSW Curriculum and Learning Innovation Centre, Department of Education and Communities and Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne.

Outreach

The GeoGebra Institute of Australia website (www.clic.nsw.edu.au/gia) was officially launched on 16 September 2011 at the Annual Conference of the Mathematical Association of New South Wales. Visitor activity on the site is being tracked with Google Analytics.

Publications

Pierce, R., & Stacey, K. (2011). Using dynamic geometry to bring the real world into the classroom. In L. Bu & R. Schoen (Eds.), Model-Centered Learning: Pathways to mathematical understanding using GeoGebra (pp. 41-55). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

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