"Messing Around" in Geogebra: Online Inquiry Through Apps and Games

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Forest Fisher


This article explores a problem solving strategy called "messing around" that is particularly apt for online course work in GeoGebra. While traditional math problems may require students to search deliberately for a specific solution, messing around employs a more fortuitous approach. We dissect this approach and examine multiple GeoGebra apps that support messing around by providing students with a sandbox for mathematical experimentation.

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