Mac friendly computer software to draw math pictures.
July 17, 2012 2:46 PM Subscribe
Anyone know of a Mac friendly computer program that makes it easy to draw geometric figures? Preferably free, but I'm willing to pay if its not too much and if its worth it.
posted by junipero to computers & internet (19 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a math tutor and I've written several geometry worksheets to help my students practice. Right now, my worksheets have hand drawn pictures, but I'd really like to draw the pictures on my computer so its easier to edit worksheets.
I've tried using Word, and that has been fine for number line problems, but its very difficult to draw more complicated pictures, especially if they need to be labeled. I've also tried EazyDraw - again, fine for simple pictures, but very tedious for anything more complicated.
Several years ago I used a program called Geometer's Sketchpad which was fantastic, but it was expensive and I don't have it any more.
Ideally, what I'd like to have is a program where I can move shapes and labels independently of one another, without having to worry that when I move one item all the others will get messed up! Maybe a program that allows layers?
I have a MacBook Pro with OS X 10.7.4. Any help is appreciated!