GeoGebra is a free downloadable software package for the teaching of mathematics in secondary schools. It acts as a good introduction package for teachers of mathematics, who want to start using ICT in their classrooms and are unable or are not prepared to invest in one of the commercial packages. During the interactive workshop teachers will be shown some of the workings and potential usages of the package for the both the Junior and Leaving certificate Mathematics courses. Topics covered will include geometry, algebra and calculus.
<p><strong>Annie Patton</strong> is a teacher in St Patrick’s Cathedral Grammar School Dublin 8. She is also a tutor with Blackrock Education Centre and a part-time mathematics associate trainer with The Mathematics Support Service. She has been co-coordinator of school based projects in connection with The Diageo Liberties Learning Initiative and has completed two projects for the teaching of business in connection with TeachNet. In 2003 Annie completed a Master of Studies in ICT and Education at Trinity College.</p>