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Re: favorite resource
Posted:
Aug 5, 1997 12:28 AM


At 9:42 AM 7/29/97, Will Ormsby wrote:
> Out of all the software available, I find Green Globs to be one on my >favorites. I like to use it to allow my kids to discover characteristics >of equations. For example, I would have my kids graph a linear equation >like y = 2x. Then I would have them do y = 2x + 3, y = 2x + 5, and y = 2x >2. What patterns do they observe???
Excellent! Now generalize: Given y = x^2 , what do you observe in y = x^2 + 1 and y = x^2  3 . Now abstract: Given y = f(x) , what can you say about y = f(x) + c ?
Cheers,
Tom Scavo trscavo@syr.edu http://web.syr.edu/~trscavo/



