The Journal of Online Mathematics and Its Applications, Volume 7 (2007)
GeoGebra, Markus Hohenwarter and Judith Preiner

Short History of GeoGebra

GeoGebra was created by Markus Hohenwarter in 2001/2002 as part of his master's thesis in mathematics education and computer science at the University of Salzburg in Austria. Supported by a DOC scholarship from the Austrian Academy of Sciences he was able to continue the development of the software as part of his PhD project in mathematics education. During that time, GeoGebra won several international awards, including the European and German educational software awards, and was translated by math instructors and teachers all over the world to more than 25 languages.

Since 2006 GeoGebra is supported by the Austrian Ministry of Education to maintain the free availability of the software for mathematics education at schools and universities. In July 2006, GeoGebra found its way to the US, where its development continues at Florida Atlantic University in the NSF project Standard Mapped Graduate Education and Mentoring.