Maths Eyes Geogebra Competition

Entry for the Geogebra competition is now closed – The closing date for entries was Friday November 27th 2015

Entrants explore the mathematics of real life using a photograph taken in their local area and the free mathematical software GeoGebra.

If you haven’t used Geogebra before check out our guidance videos available at:

Why not check out our short video to guide you to make the best entry possible.

Guideline on saving photographs and GeoGebra files:

  • You should use a camera that will produce a photograph in as high a resolution as possible (when saved the original photograph should be more than 2MB in size).
  • Save a copy of the photograph in its original format before any editing takes place. (This is important as if your entry is shortlisted you will be asked to forward a copy of the original photograph).
  • Then import your photograph into GeoGebra and begin editing to create your GeoGebra file.
  • The edited GeoGebra file when saved should be less than 2MB in size.
  • Remember to use Geogebra to show sizes of angles, or symmetry on your picture or use sliders to make it more interactive. Check our our videos to see how!
  • The maths on the left hand side ( of your picture when you use Geogebra) should reflect what you are showing on the picture.
  • Remember to add a tagline
  • Save your Geogebra file  and submit
  • Remember, if shortlisted you will be asked to also submit the original high resolution photograph later so make sure you keep it somewhere safe!!!

NB: It is very important that you adhere to the guidelines on saving photographs and edited posters or Geogebra files for both competitions before you enter.

Geogebra files can be submitted under one of the following categories:

Geogebra is open ato all age categories including adult and family groups.

Important Dates

  • The competition is open to everyone.
  • The maximum number of entries per individual is 3.
  • Closing date for all entries on Friday 27th  November 2015.
  • The shortlist entries will be announced on Friday 29rd  January 2016 at 5pm (The list of shortlisted entries will be available on Maths Week Ireland & HaveYouGotMathsEyes).
  • All those that are shortlisted will be invited to a celebration where all entries will be exhibited and the winners in each category will be announced.
  • A selection of shortlisted entries will be part of a Maths Eyes GeoGebra exhibition which will tour venues on the Island of Ireland during 2016.

Please note that by entering this competition you agree that your submission can remain on the website as a resource for others to use.

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