Equation Grapher


Resource ID#: 13426 Primary Type: Virtual Manipulative


General Information

Subject(s): Mathematics
Grade Level(s): 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Intended Audience: Educators educators, Students
Suggested Technology: Computer for Presenter, Computers for Students, Internet Connection, LCD Projector, Java Plugin
Instructional Time: 15 Minute(s)
Keywords: Graphing, Simulation, , linear, quadratic, function
Instructional Component Type(s): Virtual Manipulative
Resource Collection: iCPALMS

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Teaching Idea

Learning About Rate of Change in Linear Functions Using Interactive Graphs:

This resource features two pairs of interactive graphs to help students explore rate of change and linear relationships. "Users can drag a slider on an interactive graph to modify a rate of change (cost per minute for phone use) and learn how modifications in that rate affect the linear graph displaying accumulation (the total cost of calls). In this first part, Constant Cost per Minute, the cost per minute for phone use remains constant over time. In the second part, Changing Cost per Minute, the cost per minute for phone use changes after the first sixty minutes of calls." (from NCTM's Illuminations)

Type: Teaching Idea

Virtual Manipulative

Curve Fitting:

With a mouse, students will drag data points (with their error bars) and watch the best-fit polynomial curve form instantly. Students can choose the type of fit: linear, quadratic, cubic, or quartic. Best fit or adjustable fit can be displayed.

Type: Virtual Manipulative