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Author:Project MATHEMATICS!, California Institute of Technology
Description: 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)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Multimedia, Video, Lesson Plans and Activities, Textbooks
Math Topics: Polynomials
Math Ed Topics: Audiovisual/Multimedia, Curriculum/Materials Development

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