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Graphing Calculator (formerly ...

Functions (PreCalculus) 
Computer 
Tool 
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A very powerful graphing program that is also especially easy to use. You can graph functions in two or more dimensions using different kinds of coordinates. You can make animations and save as movies...
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Logarithmic Functions Gizmo Ac...

logarithmic (PreCalculus) 
Shockwave 
Tool 
$ 
[0]

Commercial site with one free access per day. This graphs a log with bases from 1.1 to 15 and includes ln. Students can also type in the base, including base e, which will cause the function to change...
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Quadratics in Vertex FormAct...

quadratic (PreCalculus) 
Shockwave 
Tool 
$ 
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Commercial site with one free access per day. Students can vary a, h and k to explore the effects on the graph. An exploration guide is available to help guide the students through an acitivty. By cli...
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Zap it Game

quadratic (PreCalculus) 
Shockwave 
Tool 
$ 
[2]

Commercial site with one free access per day. Students are given a set of points and are asked to "zap" as many points as possible. They can use either polynomial form or vertex form. Students can ge...
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Calculus Made Easy App

Functions (PreCalculus) 
TI89 
Tool 
$ 
[3]

Contains concise rules and corresponding examples for functions, limits, derivatives, integrals, trigonometry, and BC Calculus.
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Exponential and Logarithm Func...

exponential (PreCalculus) 
Computer 
Activity 

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A quiz (with answers) on exponential and logarithmic functions.
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In Search of the Missing e...

exponential (PreCalculus) 
Computer 
Activity 

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A review and an investigation of the natural exponential function.
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Lines in the Plane: Quiz

linear (PreCalculus) 
Computer 
Activity 

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A quiz (with answers) on lines and their equations.
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Principles of Calculus Modelin...

linear (PreCalculus) 
Computer 
Activity 

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Exercises on equations of lines (PDF).
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Principles of Calculus Modelin...

exponential (PreCalculus) 
Computer 
Activity 

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Exercises on exponential and logarithmic functions (PDF).
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Cubic Function Explorer  Math...

graphs and parameters of these functions (PreCalculus) 
Java Applet 
Activity 

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An interactive applet that allows the user to graphically explore the properties of a cubic function. Specifically,
it is designed to foster an intuitive understanding of the effects of changin...
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Exponential Functions and the ...

exponential (PreCalculus) 
Java Applet 
Activity 

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Guided activities with the Graph Explorer applet, designed to let students discover some properties of simple exponential functions and to learn some ways of defining the number e.
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Got a Plan? (PDF file)

linear (PreCalculus)+ 
Java Applet 
Activity 

[0]

Use this sample activity with the Piecewise Linear Function Grapher to explore different cell phone plans and find out what works best for different situations.
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Linear Functions

linear (PreCalculus)+ 
Java Applet 
Activity 

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Guided activities with the Graph Explorer applet, in which students explore how the graph of a linear function relates to its formula, and learn to graph and edit functions in the applet, including on...
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Quadratic Functions

quadratic (PreCalculus) 
Java Applet 
Activity 

[5]

Guided activities with the Graph Explorer applet, designed to let students learning about quadratic functions explore: the parabolic shape of the graphs of quadratic functions; how coefficients affect...
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Spikes and Spears: an interact...

rational (PreCalculus)+ 
Java Applet 
Activity 

[2]

Activity using an applet that helps students predict the shape of the graph of a rational function, and in particular to locate its various vertical asymptotes (spikes) and its horizontal or slant asy...
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Exploring the Witch of Agnesi

asymptotes (PreCalculus)+ 
Sketchpad 
Activity 

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This activity has students construct the graph of the Witch of Agnesi, and investigate both its asymptotes and inflection points. Fermat studied this function in the seventeenth century.
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From Secant Lines to Tangent L...

limits (PreCalculus)+ 
Sketchpad 
Activity 

[1]

This activity demonstrates one of the many ways Sketchpad can be used in a calculus or math analysis class. Here, students explore the relationship between the slopes of secant lines to a curve...
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Functions

linear (PreCalculus)+ 
Sketchpad 
Activity 

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Investigate constant, linear, quadratic, cubic, square root, cube root, absolute value, rational, natural log, and exponential functions. Parent functions and full form functions for modification are...
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Graphing f '(x): Increasing, D...

increasing, decreasing and constant rates of change (PreCalculus)+ 
Sketchpad 
Activity 

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This activity is designed to follow the activities From Secant Lines to Tangent Lines and Slopes and Derivatives [referenced below], but it can easily stand on its own. Using a dynamic t...
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Translation of Functions

graphs and parameters of these functions (PreCalculus) 
Sketchpad 
Activity 

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Students create both geometric and algebraic translations of a function, match the two translations, and use the components of the geometric vector to write an equation for translated image. The li...
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Exponential Growth

exponential (PreCalculus)+ 
TINspire 
Activity 

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The main objective of this activity is to ﬁnd an approximation for the value of the mathematical constant e and to apply it to exponential growth and decay problems. To accomplish this, student...
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The Beach Race

derivative (PreCalculus) 
TINspire 
Activity 

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In a beach race, contestants must swim to a point along the beach and then run to reach the ﬁnish line. Where should I aim to land on the beach so as to minimize my total time for the race? Stu...
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What's My Model?

linear (PreCalculus)+ 
TINspire 
Activity 

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Students will investigate several different regression models and determine which of the models makes the most sense, based upon a realworld situation (cooling a cup of hot chocolate).
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Rational Number Relationships

rational (PreCalculus)+ 
Excel 
Lesson Plan 

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In this activity, students use an interactive spreadsheet template to explore relationships and patterns in rational numbers. The students will also learn how to create the template. Students will exp...
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