In this online tool, students input a function to create a graph where the constants, coefficients, and exponents can be adjusted by slider bars. This tool allows students to explore graphs of functions and how adjusting the numbers in the function affect the graph. Using tabs at the top of the page you can also access supplemental materials, including background information about the topics covered, a description of how to use the application, and exploration questions for use with the java applet.
Grade Level(s): 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Computer for Presenter, Computers for Students, Internet Connection, Java Plugin
Keywords: function, graph, asymptote, intercept, maximum and minimum, slope, rate of change
The "Activity" tab featuring the actual applet includes some text-based ads in the sidebar. These can be hidden from students by using a free ad-blocking extension or add-on with your browser.
This online tool strongly supports the following standards for Mathematical Practice:
- MAFS.K12.MP.4.1 Model with mathematics.
- MAFS.K12.MP.5.1 Use appropriate tools strategically.
Source and Access Information
Name of Author/Source: Shodor
Is this Resource freely Available? Yes
Access Privileges: Public
* Please note that examples of resources are not intended as complete curriculum.