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Exponential and Logarithm Func...

exponential (PreCalculus) 
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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) 
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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) 
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A quiz (with answers) on lines and their equations.
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MathBits.com

General (PreCalculus) 
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MathBits.com offers free lessons and activities for students and teachers. The opening page connects viewers to contentrich areas on Geometer’s Sketchpad, PowerPoint Games and Activities, Math and t...
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Principles of Calculus Modelin...

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

exponential (PreCalculus) 
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Exercises on exponential and logarithmic functions (PDF).
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Matching Graphs

Graphing (PreCalculus) 
Fathom 
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Fathom user Kathy Powenski wrote Bill Finzer, asking how to hide equations in a function plot, so her precalc students can use sliders to match some basic functions. Although you can't "hide" func...
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Cubic Function Explorer  Math...

graphs and parameters of these functions (PreCalculus)+ 
Java Applet 
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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 
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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 
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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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John and Betty's Journey into ...

Properties of Rational Functions (PreCalculus) 
Java Applet 
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A children's bookontheWeb from Australia, designed to introduce complex numbers in story form in a way that is intuitive and enjoyable for students. John, Betty, and their dog Trevor solve a series...
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Linear Functions

linear (PreCalculus)+ 
Java Applet 
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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 

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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 
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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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Trace of Shadow

Conic Sections (PreCalculus) 
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When the sun moves around in the sky, the shadow cast by a vertical stick moves on the ground. The tip of the shadow traces some kind of curve. The curve depends on the observation point, and it also ...
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Ellipses: The Congruent Triang...

ellipses (PreCalculus) 
Sketchpad 
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A pair of congruent triangles holds the key to this unusual Sketchpad ellipse construction. The link to the activity itself is to a zip file that contains both the activity in pdf format and the co...
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Exploring Conic Sections with ...

Conic Sections (PreCalculus) 
Sketchpad 
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Students will explore the richness of conic sections by building their own physical models and then constructing more flexible models with Sketchpad. Students retain a solid connection with th...
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Exploring Geometric Constructi...

parabolas (PreCalculus) 
Sketchpad 
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This activity is an introduction to geometric constructions of parabolas. We will investigate their properties and characteristics. This activity has been adapted from the following article: Olmstead,...
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Exploring Infinite Series thro...

infinite (PreCalculus)+ 
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This activity is an introduction to the concept of convergent infinite series using an iterative geometric construction. This activity has been adapted from the following article: Choppin, J. M. (1994...
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Exploring Precalculus with The...

General (PreCalculus) 
Sketchpad 
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The 56 activities in this collection give students the opportunity to directly experience, through dynamic visualization and manipulation, the topics covered in precalculus. It finishes with a dynami...
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Exploring the Witch of Agnesi

asymptotes (PreCalculus)+ 
Sketchpad 
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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)+ 
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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)+ 
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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 
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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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Matrix Transformations

operations with matrices (PreCalculus) 
Sketchpad 
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Students perform elementary coordinate transformations using matrices and vector addition. The link to the tool itself is to a zip file that contains both the activity in pdf format and the corres...
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