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Subject:   RE: Reflections on Graphing Math Tools
Author: Mathman
Date: Jul 23 2006
On Jun 26 2006, Swannee wrote:
> The advantages of this graphing tool would be to quickly engage the
> kids in a graphing activity.

Why do they have to be "quickly engaged"?  Why can not their initial study be
slow and careful, with attention and absorption that will last much longer?
Sometimes slow, long,attentive study of fundamentals will pay big dividends over
the years.  Sometimes quickly learned, if indeed it is, is quickly lost.  Using
traditional methods, there is no doubt about tables of values.  If there is a
great need to use software initially [and include a table of values], I'd
suggest something like Graphmatica [that's not "Mathematica"], or possibly a
spreadsheet in a pinch.

David.

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