Installation of Software
This minicourse looks at using GeoGebra
to create applets for visualization and exploration. We need to
use two pieces of software.
GeoGebra is a free, cross platform, open source program for doing
dynamic geometry and algebra.
The software can be downloaded from the internet at
but since we may not have internet access for this workshop, the
installer files are on the CD
in the GeoGebraInstallers folder. Installers are available for
Mac, Windows, and Linux.
We will look at two different versions of GeoGebra. The current
standard release is version 3.0.4.
That version works with the install anywhere progrms in the installer
filed for Mac, Windows, and Linux.
The pre-release version is at 3.1.204 and will become release 3.2 when
testing is done.
It can be used by connecting a browser to
You can also install it by dragging the GeoGebraInstallers/WebStart
to your desktop and double clicking.
We would also like to be able to edit web pages. For the most
part we will be using a WYSIWYG editor.
(Most of the editing will simply be adding or modifying text.)
You may have other software for this, but I am using SeaMonkey, a free,
cross platform, open source project that descended from Netscape.
The software is available at http://www.seamonkey-project.org/, but
once again the installers are on the CD. We will need to do a bit
of editing of raw html code. This can either be done in
SeaMonkey, or in your favorite text editor.