Dynamic Mathematics for Everyone. GeoGebra was started in 2002 by Markus Hohenwarter and is today supported by a growing team of enthusastic people in Linz, Austria and from many other places around the world. Millions of students and teachers all around the world use GeoGebra for learning and teaching mathematics in their schools, universities and at home every day.
The exam mode has been developed to create an easy-to-use solution for paper based exams where phones or tablets with the GeoGebra Graphing Calculator app replace a traditional calculator. During exam mode, students are offline and can only use the GeoGebra app – nothing else. All this without third-party software or complicated setup for teachers. It is already approved and in use in several countries in Europe, both in low-stakes and high-stakes paper based tests.
The idea is simple: the exam mode constantly monitors that the device is offline and that only the GeoGebra app is running. An easily visible colored bar (green = all good, red = cheating alert) shows at any time whether the student has left the GeoGebra app or not. In addition, a timer is running in the background which records all events into an exam log. Thus a student cannot leave and restart the exam mode without the teacher noticing: their log would show a shorter exam time than the other students. The exam log can be checked by the teacher at any time.
Students start and end the exam mode themselves, no additional work needed for teachers
Teachers can check a green/red cheating alert bar at the top of the app and an exam log with detailed timer informatoin at any time during the exam
GeoGebra Exam Mode Workflow
Students prepare the exam mode:
They open the menu (top left button) in the GeoGebra Graphing Calculator mobile app and choose “Exam Mode“:
The “Prepare Exam Mode” dialog appears and asks them to switch to Airplane mode. After doing that, the students are ready to press “Start.”
Teacher gives command to press “Start”
The teacher reminds students that they must not leave the GeoGebra app during the exam: otherwise a red cheating alert bar will show up.
Now, the teacher makes sure that all students start the exam mode at the same time by doing a count-down: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Start!
All students press the “Start” button on their devices and thus the exam timer is running
During the exam the teacher can easily check the green bar at the top to see that students haven’t left the GeoGebra app at any time
Teacher gives command to exit exam mode
At the end of the exam, the teacher tells the students to all go to the menu, choose “Exit Exam” and keep the “Exam Log” dialog open
This way, the teacher can check at the end of the exam that all students have
a green status bar and
the same exam times.
If a student’s exam time is shorter than it should be, this indicates that the student must have left the GeoGebra app and restarted the exam mode at a later time – which they weren’t allowed to do … Bottom line: our exam mode is an easy way to lock down student devices during a certain time: they’re offline and can only use the GeoGebra app. This can be used fortests and exams – or during regular lessons when a teacher just doesn’t want their students to use any other apps (like messengers) during math class.
Exam mode: turn your device into an exam-compliant graphing calculator
Solve button for equations: exact and numeric
Special points for functions: roots, min and max
Toolbox with categories and more/less buttons
Construction steps with text descriptions
Our existing GeoGebra math app will continue to be available as “GeoGebra Classic” (including 3D, CAS, spreadsheet and probability calculator). Don’t worry, we will support the classic versions with updates and bug fixes for many years to come. All GeoGebra apps in our growing math apps family are fully compatible as they are built on top of the same powerful GeoGebra math engine. Your GeoGebra files will work in all our apps and on all your devices.
Wondering which GeoGebra app is right for you? We don’t believe that one size fits all. So why not try out our Graphing Calculator, Geometry and GeoGebra Classic apps and use the ones that fit your needs best. This is just the beginning of a whole new world of exciting GeoGebra math apps we are rolling out over the coming months.
As part of our work to bring you fast, native versions of all our GeoGebra Math Calculators we are pleased to announce the release of our new free GeoGebra Geometry Calculator apps for iPhone/iPad and Android:
Geometry Calculator Features:
Lightning-fast native speed on your phone
The same easy-to-use, powerful, well-tested Geometry engine from our GeoGebra desktop apps
All the Geometry tools that you know from our other platforms
Shape recognition – just draw what you want! Try segments, circles, and triangles.
Files compatible with all other versions of GeoGebra (desktop, tablet, and phone apps!)
Saving integrated with your GeoGebra Account so you can access your files from all platforms (iPhone will follow soon)
Users on Tablets and our online GeoGebra App already have the advantage of our new slick user-interface. The good news is… we’ve now also updated our offline desktop apps for Windows, Mac and Linux. So, GeoGebra Math Apps now has the same touch-friendly and modern interface across all platforms!