# Geometer’s Sketchpad Essentials Series

Before I became a GeoGebra user, I had been a user of Geometer’s Sketchpad (GSP version 4.07) for quite some time. Although I am a great fan of GeoGebra, GSP requires more mathematical maturity to use, and in several aspects, has also its advantages. Sometimes, I am tempted to write a comparison between the two software, but I fear that I might be biased because I haven’t been using GSP very much nowadays.

This tutorial series will discuss the basics of GSP, and is parallel to the GeoGebra Essentials Series. The future topics are as follows:

- Introduction to Geometer’s Sketchpad
- Essentials 1 – Locating the Triangle’s Centroid
- Essentials 2 – Constructing a Rectangle
- Essentials 3 – Constructing an Incircle
- Essentials 4 – The SSS Triangle Congruence
- Essentials 5 – Basic Graphing
- Essentials 6 – Graphs and Sliders
- Essentials 7 – Translating Geometric Objects
- Essentials 8 – Rotating Geometric Objects
- Transformation 3: Reflection
- Transformation 4: Dilation
- Exporting to the Web

I am currently exploring GSP 5.03 (trial version), and if there are significant changes, I will probably add some more tutorials.

**Related Posts**

- GeoGebra Essentials Series
- GeoGebra Intermediate Tutorial Series
- GeoGebra Advanced Tutorial Series
- GeoGebra 4.0 Sneak Peek Series