Splash_1ka0et8w7thztEntrants 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: http://www.haveyougotmathseyes.com/geogebra-videos/

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


Download/Access GeoGebra

Download or access GeoGebra (a free suite of software which can be used to explore mathematics) from http://www.geogebra.org/cms/.


Explore how to use GeoGebra

Discover how to import photos and use GeoGebra to investigate the mathematics in them by looking at the videos and other useful documents.

About GeoGebra >

GeoGebra Videos >

GeoGebra Websites >

Geogebra Practice Photos >

GeoGebra Practice Files with Pics >

Still Photos & GeoGebra by  Adrian Oldknow >>


Create your own GeoGebra file with your mathematical exploration of your photo.

Import your photo (remember to save your photo as an original before making any edits) into a GeoGebra file and then use its powerful tools to highlight the mathematics you see in it.

Make sure that you have included text on the Graphics View section of the GeoGebra display which includes a title, your name(s) and any other information about the mathematics you have discovered in your photo that you want to share. If you expect the viewer to interact with the file using sliders etc. try to include brief instructions in a text box also.


Name your saved GeoGebra file in the correct format.

The name of your GeoGebra file must contain your name and date of birth in the form nameDDMMYYY.

For example for someone named Ciaran O’Sullivan born on 10th October 1961 the file would be named: COSullivan10101961.


Enter Real World GeoGebra

If you are over 19 submit your Entry by clicking here.

If you are under 19, submit your Entry by clicking here (you must provide a contact email and phone number of a parent or guardian or another appropriate adult e.g. your teacher.)


Guideline on saving photographs and GeoGebra files:

  • 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 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!!!


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

Geogebra is open to 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 25th  November 2016.
  • The shortlist entries will be announced on Friday 27rd  January 2017 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 2017.

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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