GeoGebra Institute:2010 Annual Report GI Andalusia

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Introduction

The GeoGebra Institute of Andalucia (Spanish acronym: IGA) was set up in October 2009, with the authorisation of Markus Hohenwarter. The GeoGebra Institute of Andalusia was set up by the THALES Andalusian Society of Mathematics Teachers (Spanish acronym: SAEM THALES), whose website is [1]. The website, located at [2], is up and running and more content is gradually being added.

Training activities

First GeoGebra Meeting in Andalucia

Held in Córdoba from 12-14 March 2010, and attended by 150 teachers. The event was jointly organised by the University of Córdoba, SAEM THALES and the Córdoba Teachers’ Centre – run by the Regional Department of Education –, with the sponsorship of the Andalusian Regional Government’s Department of Economy, Innovation and Science. The conference programme comprised the following: Talks: - GeoGebra Institutes, Research, and Development. Zsolt Lavicza, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. - Some uses of GeoGebra in classroom teaching. Manuel Sada Allo. Consultant at the Teachers’ Support Centre (Spanish acronym: CAP) of Pamplona. GeoGebra Institute of Cantabria. - Geometry and art. José Antonio Mora Sánchez. Sant Blai Secondary School (Alicante).

- Using GeoGebra to study functions. Juan Vicente Sánchez Gaitero. Santo Domingo Secondary School, El Puerto de Santa María (Cádiz) and the University of Cádiz.

- Statistics and GeoGebra, advantages and difficulties. Experience of a professional course in Secundary Education in Portugal. Jose Manuel dos Santos dos Santos. GeoGebra Institute of Portugal. Porto Polytechnic Institute.

Workshops:

- A. Introduction to GeoGebra. Manuel Sada Allo. Consultant, Teachers’ Support Centre (CAP) of Pamplona. GeoGebra Institute of Cantabria.

- B. Symmetries. José Antonio Mora Sánchez. Sant Blai Secondary School, Alicante.

- C. Dynamic Mathematics with GeoGebra (Advanced). Josep Lluis Cañadilla. GeoGebra Institute of Catalonia.

- D. GeoGebra: our moving mathematical chamber. Rosario Núñez Castaín and others: Alberto Adones Aranda, Pilar Gallego Ortiz, José Manuel Lineros Vargas and Teresa Rodríguez Arias. Various Andalusian secondary schools.

- E. Designing function exercises for the classroom. Juan Vicente Sánchez Gaitero. Santo Domingo Secondary School, El Puerto de Santa María (Cádiz) and the University of Cádiz.

- F. GeoGebra, the Internet and communication using JavaScript. Jose Manuel dos Santos dos Santos. GeoGebra Institute of Portugal.

Round Table: GeoGebra and the teaching of geometry in secondary and tertiary education.

Coordinator: Tomás Recio. University of Cantabria.

Participants were also able to share their classroom experiences.

13th Annual Conference on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics Organised by SAEM THALES; held in Córdoba, from 10-12 September, and subtitled “Mathematics for observing and doing”. This event attracted over 250 participants. In one of the plenary sessions, the conference was addressed by Markus Hohenwarter on the subject of GeoGebra and its community. The organisers also offered a workshop on GeoGebra entitled “A mathematical vision of our reality”.

Distance training course Under the title “GeoGebra, ICT and innovation in mathematics teaching”, a 40-hour distance training course is being developed, with Ricardo Barroso Campos and José Mª Gavilán Izquierdo of the University of Seville acting as course tutors. This course is part of the SAEM THALES Mathematics 2010 distance training programme.

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