# GeoGebra

Developer(s) | Markus Hohenwarter et al |
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Stable release | 6.0.726 (9 August 2022[±] | )

Preview release | (none)^{[1]} [±] |

Repository | |

Written in | Java, HTML5 |

Operating system | Windows, macOS, ChromeOS, Linux; also a web app |

Type | Interactive geometry software |

License | GeoGebra License;^{[2]} Non-commercial freeware; portions under GPL, CC-BY-NC-SA |

Website | geogebra |

**GeoGebra** (a portmanteau of *geometry* and *algebra*) is an interactive geometry, algebra, statistics and calculus application, intended for learning and teaching mathematics and science from primary school to university level. GeoGebra is available on multiple platforms, with apps for desktops (Windows, macOS and Linux), tablets (Android, iPad and Windows) and web.

## History[edit]

GeoGebra's creator, Markus Hohenwarter,^{[3]} started the project in 2001 as part of his master's thesis at the University of Salzburg. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, GeoGebra expanded its offering to include an iPad, an Android and a Windows Store app version.^{[4]} 2013 GeoGebra incorporated Bernard Parisse's Xcas^{[5]} into its CAS view.^{[6]} The project is now freeware (with open-source portions) and multi-lingual, and Hohenwarter continues to lead its development at the University of Linz.

GeoGebra includes both commercial and not-for-profit entities that work together from the head office in Linz, Austria, to expand the software and cloud services available to users.

In December 2021, GeoGebra was acquired by edtech conglomerate Byju's for approximately 100 million USD.^{[7]}

## Features[edit]

GeoGebra is an interactive mathematics software suite for learning and teaching science, technology, engineering, and mathematics from primary school up to the university level. Constructions can be made with points, vectors, segments, lines, polygons, conic sections, inequalities, implicit polynomials and functions, all of which can be edited dynamically later. Elements can be entered and modified using mouse and touch controls, or through an input bar. GeoGebra can store variables for numbers, vectors and points, calculate derivatives and integrals of functions, and has a full complement of commands like Root or Extremum. Teachers and students can use GeoGebra as an aid in formulating and proving geometric conjectures.

GeoGebra's main features are:

- Interactive geometry environment (2D and 3D)
- Built-in spreadsheet
- Built-in computer algebra system (CAS)
- Built-in statistics and calculus tools
- Scripting hooks
- Large number of interactive learning and teaching resources at GeoGebra Materials.
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## GeoGebra Materials Platform[edit]

The GeoGebra Materials platform^{[9]} is a cloud service that allows users to upload and share GeoGebra applets with others. GeoGebra Materials was originally launched as *GeoGebraTube* in June 2011, and was renamed in 2016. As of April 2016 the service hosts more than 1 million resources, 400,000+ of which are public. "Materials" include interactive worksheets, simulations, games and e-books created using GeoGebraBook.

GeoGebra Materials can be also exported in several formats, including SVG, Animated GIF, Windows Metafile, PNG, PDF and EPS, as well as copied directly to the clipboard. GeoGebra can also generate code for use in LaTeX files.

## Licensing[edit]

GeoGebra's source code is licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL) and all other non-software components are under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.^{[10]}^{[11]} Commercial use is subject to a special license and collaboration agreement.

## Community[edit]

The International GeoGebra Institute (IGI) is the nonprofit arm of the GeoGebra Group. The institute coordinates research, development, translation and deployment efforts of the GeoGebra system across a global network of user groups at universities and non-profit organizations, as well as provide certification to GeoGebra experts and trainers.

## Awards[edit]

- Archimedes
^{[12]}2016: MNU Award in category Mathematics (Hamburg, Germany) - Microsoft Partner of the Year Award
^{[13]}2015: Finalist, Public Sector: Education (Redmond, WA, USA) - MERLOT Award
^{[14]}for Exemplary Online Learning Resources – MERLOT Classics 2013 (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA) - NTLC Award 2010: National Technology Leadership Award 2010 (Washington D.C., USA)
- Tech Award
^{[15]}2009: Laureate in the Education Category (San Jose, California, USA) - BETT Award 2009: Finalist in London for British Educational Technology Award
- SourceForge.net Community Choice Awards 2008:
^{[16]}Finalist, Best Project for Educators - AECT Distinguished Development Award 2008: Association for Educational Communications and Technology (Orlando, USA)
- Learnie Award 2006: Austrian Educational Software Award for "Wurfbewegungen mit GeoGebra" (Vienna, Austria)
- eTwinning Award 2006: 1st prize for "Crop Circles Challenge" with GeoGebra (Linz, Austria)
- Les Trophées du Libre 2005: International Free Software Award, category Education (Soisson, France)
- Comenius 2004: German Educational Media Award (Berlin, Germany)
- Learnie Award 2005: Austrian Educational Software Award for "Spezielle Relativitätstheorie mit GeoGebra" (Vienna, Austria)
- digita 2004: German Educational Software Award (Cologne, Germany)
- Learnie Award 2003: Austrian Educational Software Award (Vienna, Austria)
- EASA 2002: European Academic Software Award (Ronneby, Sweden)

## See also[edit]

## References[edit]

**^***Versions – GeoGebra*, dev.geogebra.org, retrieved 2014-09-14**^**"GeoGebra License". Retrieved 2022-01-11.**^***JKU | IDM » Markus Hohenwarter*, Jku.at, 2013-06-13, retrieved 2013-08-29**^***GeoGebra for tablets (iPad and Android)*, Kickstarter.com, retrieved 2013-08-29**^**"Xcas | Semantic Scholar".*www.semanticscholar.org*. Retrieved 2022-02-27.**^**Kovács, Zoltán; Parisse, Bernard (2013-11-25),*Giac and GeoGebra: improved Gröbner basis computations*(PDF), RICAM Institute, Linz, Austria, retrieved 2015-01-23**^**"Byju's acquires Austrian math co for $100mn".**^**"Classroom Resources".*GeoGebra*.**^**GeoGebra Materials: http://www.geogebra.org/materials**^**"GeoGebra License". International GeoGebra Institute. Retrieved 23 February 2014.**^**"Sources for used libraries". International GeoGebra Institute. Retrieved 22 April 2016.**^**"MNU - Verband zur Förderung des MINT-Unterrichts - Auszeichnungen".*www.mnu.de*.**^**"Microsoft announces 2015 Partner of the Year winners and finalists".*Stories*. June 2, 2015.**^**http://sloanconsortium.org/conference/2013/et4online/merlot-award-winner-math-geogebra**^**"The Tech Awards | Technology Benefiting Humanity". July 3, 2012. Archived from the original on 2012-07-03.**^**"2008 CCA: Finalists".

## External links[edit]

- Media related to GeoGebra at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website
- GeoGebra's channel on YouTube
- Development coordination site