Using free open source software for intelligent geometric computing



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Abánades, Miguel A. and Botana, Francisco and Escribano Martínez, Jesús and Valcarce, José L. (2011) Using free open source software for intelligent geometric computing. In Computational Science and Its Applications - ICCSA 2011. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (6785). Springer, pp. 353-367. ISBN 978-3-642-21897-2

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This paper describes some examples of fruitful cooperation between geometric software tools (in particular, GeoGebra) and a free open source computer algebra system, Sage (Software for Algebra and Geometry Experimentation). We collect some of our efforts for enhancing mathematics education via technologically rich environments. We show that a math teacher with no specialized programming knowledge can mix widespread resources to get motivating new teaching tools. Furthermore, we explore an exciting but barely used (even known!) characteristic of Sage: its use as a remote kernel. We test it by computing symbolic tasks in a dynamic geometry prototype that are currently out of scope of standard dynamic geometry software. Finally, we illustrate the development of web-based geometric resources by communicating GeoGebra and Sage through Javascript.

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International Conference, Santander, Spain, June 20-23, 2011. Proceedings, Part IV

Uncontrolled Keywords:Learning resources; dynamic geometry; computer algebra systems; Sage; Internet accessible mathematical computation; GeoGebra
Subjects:Sciences > Computer science
ID Code:24257
Deposited On:16 Jan 2014 12:57
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