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How to Insert GeoGebra content in an Exam Answer File


If you have a digital exam, your exam answers are often required to be typed into a text file.

Remember to follow the instructions in your exam set. The front page usually includes your candidate number, the course code, and the date of the exam.

If you’re using GeoGebra as part of your answers, you should clearly describe the steps you took to get your answer.

Example 1

“I used the command

Max(<Function>, <Start x-Value>, <End x-Value>)

in CAS to find the total area.”

Here are some tips you can use both during your preparation and your exam:

Offline installation

of GeoGebra is necessary in order to use the application without internet access.

Font Size

should be at least 16 pt. In GeoGebra icon Menu, click PIC Gear (Settings) and adjust Font Size.

Labeling axes

is important if you draw graphs in Graphics View. Click Style Bar GeoGebra icon, then PIC Gear (Settings). Inside the xAxis and yAxis panes, there’s a Label field where you can type in an axis label.

Showing the name and the coordinates of your points

like zeros, extrema and intersections makes your answer file look more appealing. Right-click on the point, then click PIC Gear (Settings). In the Basic pane, give your point the same name as the one in the exam. Tick the box next to Show Label. In the drop-down list to the right of Show Label, select Name & Value.

Showing the name and the expression of your functions

makes your answer file look more appealing. Right-click on the graph, then click PIC Gear (Settings). In the Basic pane, give your function the same name as the one in the exam. Tick the box next to Show Label. In the drop-down list to the right of Show Label, select Name & Value.

Copying the Graphics View:

Adjust the Graphics View window to how you want it to look in your answer file. Click GeoGebra icon Menu, then Edit and finally Graphics View to Clipboard. GeoGebra will then make a screenshot of the Graphics View window. Paste it into your answer file.

Last updated: January 27, 2022

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