Interactive geometry software combines three branches of mathematics: geometry, calculus and algebra. This type of software allows users to create and modify constructions, which are generally in plane geometry. Construction involves building mathematical shapes out of points, lines, conic sections, hyperbola, ellipses, and circles. These diagrams can then be altered and the effects of the mathematical properties of the shapes can be observed.
Typically geometry software covers a wide range of application areas, including pure Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry, computer-aided design, and computational kinematics. It is often found being used for learning and teaching mathematics in schools and colleges and for research purposes.
Our gold medal winner is Dr. Geo, great open source software for children of all ages to explore and fall in love with geometry. The user interface is simple and easy to use, essential traits for any good educational software. The software has been in active development since 1996.
All of our medal winners are, of course, released under a freely distributable license and can be downloaded without charge. They are educational oriented software.
|Interactive Geometry - Best Free Software|
|Dr. Geo is easy to study, modify and extend interactive geometry software. Use Dr. Geo to explore Euclidean geometric sketch, agile kids extend and program it with its embedded dynamic Smalltalk language and user interface.
License: GNU General Public License v3
|Kig is software for exploring geometric constructions. It's designed to be a useful and powerful tool for high school students and teachers.
License: GNU General Public License v2
|GeoGebra is a multi-platform dynamic mathematics software for learning and teaching for all levels of education. It combines geometry, algebra, spreadsheets, graphing, statistics and calculus in a single easy-to-use package. This software is a frequent award winner.
License: Free to copy, distribute and transmit GeoGebra for non-commercial purposes
Dr. Geo is powerful software. It comes with a complete transformation tool set: central and axial symmetries, translation, scale and rotation are ready to use on point, straight line and curve.
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