GeoGebra Institute of Iran: Learning Mathematics by Making

In this event, we will talk about using supplemental educational tools like GeoGebra. We will look at how dynamic geometry software can improve geometry skills of students in guidance schools, based on a recent case study in an Iranian guidance school.


Full recording: voice, web tour, slides.
There were some connection difficulties during the presentation.


All Math 2.0 events are free and open to the public. Information about all events in the series is here:

Wednesday, September 29th 2010 we will meet in the LearnCentral public Elluminate room at 6:30pm Pacific - 9:30 pm Eastern time. WorldClock for your time zone.


To join:
  • Follow this link:
  • Click "OK" and "Accept" several times as your browser installs the software. When you see Elluminate Session Log-In, enter your name and click the "Login" button
  • You will find yourself in a virtual room. An organizer will be there to greet you, starting about half an hour before the event.
If this is your first Elluminate event, consider coming a few minutes earlier to check out the technology. The room opens half an hour before the event.

About Learning Math by Making

We believe optimal mathematics learning occurs when students get the opportunity to explore the world of math on their own, but in a quasi-guided environment. When students actively construct things in the learning environment, it helps them greatly to build knowledge. Hands-on activities are an example, writing computer programs is an example, painting is an example. This new knowledge enables them to create ever more sophisticated solutions, yielding more skills, more knowledge, and more challenges in a self-reinforcing cycle.

New learning opportunities are provided in technological environments. Additionally, the visualization of mathematical concepts and exploring mathematics in ICT-based environments can improve their understanding in a new way.

Event Host

Ali Ghasempouri holds " Introduction to Geometry and Mechanics of Basic Machines" and Problem-Solving workshops for sixths to eighth grades. He is also the chairperson of the GeoGebra Institute of Iran. Ali conducts GeoGebra workshops for mathematics teachers in schools. Ali has BS degree in Applied Mathematics and is currently studying for MBA at PNU university of Tehran, Iran.