Advanced GeoGebra Tutorial 4 – Constructing a Customized Tool I

If we want to create a mathematical object (not included in the toolbar) many times, we may want to create our own tool.  This will save us the trouble of creating similar mathematical objects repeatedly.  In this example, we are going to create our own tool – the circumcircle of any triangle.  A circumcircle is a circle that passes through the three vertices of any triangle.

First we will construct a circumcircle of a triangle, and then we will use it to construct our customized tool. » Read more

GeoGebra Essentials 6 – Sliders and Rhombuses

This is the sixth tutorial in the GeoGebra Essentials Series. If you are not familiar with GeoGebra, you may want to read the Introduction to GeoGebra post and earlier tutorials. They contain the pre-requisites of this tutorial.

In the tutorial below, menu commands, located in the menu bar, are in brown bold text, and submenus are denoted by the > symbol. For example, Options>Labeling> New Points Only means, click the Options menu, choose Labeling from the list, then select New Points Only. The tool texts are colored orange. For example, New Pointmeans the new point tool.

In this tutorial, we construct a rhombus using the slider tool.  A slider (see figure below) is a dynamic graphical representation of a number.  We have three types of sliders – number, angle and integer.  The angle and number sliders are shown below. Slider s is the side length of the rhombus ABCB’. Slider t on the other hand is the measure of angle A.

In doing the tutorial, we  learn the following:

  • Use the tools we have discussed in previous tutorials – Segment tool, Parallel Line tool,and Intersect tool
  • Learn how to use new tools including Angle with Given Size and Segment with Given Length from Point . » Read more

GeoGebra Essentials 2 – Constructing a Rectangle

This is the second tutorial in the GeoGebra Essentials Series. If this is your first time to use GeoGebra, it is important that you read the Introduction to GeoGebra post. It is also important to read the GeoGebra Essentials 1. This tutorial is just a repeat of the GeoGebra Basic Construction 5, but I have put a more thorough discussion on free, semi-free and independent objects.

In the tutorial below, menu commands, located in the menu bar, are in green bold text, and the submenus are denoted by the > symbol. For example, Options>Labeling>New Points Only means you have to click the Options menu, choose Labeling from the list, then New Points Only. The tool texts are colored light red. For example, New Point means, the New Point tool.

In this tutorial, we  create a rectangle using the segment tools, the parallel line tool, and perpendicular line tool.  We learn how to measure the length of segments and angles. The output is of this tutorial is shown below. » Read more

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