Library Home || Full Table of Contents || Library Help
|Project MATHEMATICS!, California Institute of Technology|
|A videotape-and-workbook module that explores a basic topic in high school mathematics in ways that cannot be done at the chalkboard or in a textbook. Animations show how the Cartesian equation changes if the graph of a polynomial is translated or subjected to a vertical change of scale. Zeros, local extrema, and points of inflection are discussed. Real-life examples include parabolic trajectories and the use of cubic splines in designing sailboats and computer-generated teapots.|
|Levels:||High School (9-12)|
|Resource Types:||Multimedia, Video, Lesson Plans and Activities, Textbooks|
|Math Ed Topics:||Audiovisual/Multimedia, Curriculum/Materials Development|
© 1994- The Math Forum at NCTM. All rights reserved.