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Topic: favorite resource
Replies: 2   Last Post: Aug 5, 1997 12:28 AM

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Tom Scavo

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






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