Geometry Problem Generator
Update 1/22: Added another Problem Generator link to the bottom of the post. Original post is below:
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So here’s something I found annoying as a geometry teacher: it’s a pain in the butt to create my own geometry problems that incorporate solving an algebra problem. Some examples:
The difficulty in generating these problems is:
- Any algebra expression you create usually has to involve positive variables or a positive evaluated result (since it wouldn’t make sense for x = 7, but when you plug it in, the length of AB = -4)
- The algebra expressions depend on each other (for example: if you have two parallel lines and one of the angles is 47, then any algebra problem students need to solve must end up being equal to 47)
- There usually aren’t enough of these types of problems in textbooks to make them worth your time, but they’re really valuable for reinforcing algebra skills while also teaching geometry.
Right now I teach an intervention class for sophomores who are in geometry, so I would love it if I could find a ton of these problems because they let me talk about both geometry and algebra at the same time (which is great!)
So – if you’re interested in how I do this, I made a video and put it on Youtube. All you need is a copy of Geogebra and to be somewhat familiar with how Geogebra works. You don’t really need to know any programming, if you want to make more complicated problems, you’ll want to play around with what I have below.