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Tool: Function Flyer
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Go to: http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/FunctionFlyer/ (opens a new window)
Description: Students can manipulate the constants and coefficients in any function thereby encouraging the user to explore the effects on the graph of the function by changing those numbers.
Technology Type: Java Applet
Author: Shodor: Project Interactivate
Language: English
Cost: Does not require payment for use

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Lesson Plans: Introduction to Linear Functions
Graphing and the Coordinate Plane Lesson
Introduction to Functions
Graphs and Functions
Support Materials: From Graphs to Function Machines and Back Dialogue
Gathering Information from Graphs Dialogue
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Courses: Math 7 Deriving a function
Algebra Functions / Relations, Ind / Dep Variables, Notation, Linear Equations, Finding Intercepts, Graphing
Algebra II Transformations of functions, Horizontal shift, Vertical shift, Vertical stretch / compression, Horizontal stretch / compression, Logarithmic Functions, Graphing
Trigonometry Trig Functions, Graphs of Functions, Transforming Graphs, Hyperbolic Functions, sinh, cosh, tanh
PreCalculus linear, quadratic, exponential, logarithmic, absolute value, domain and range of functions, graphs and parameters of these functions

 Teacher Review (Based on classroom experience) Reviewer: Craig, Apr 12 2005 11:47:22:417AM What did students learn? I used Function Flyer to demonstrate the role of "a" in the vertex form of a quadratic function, f(x) = a(x - h)^2 + k. Recommended for: Algebra: Polynomials, Graphing Quadratics Read the full length reviews for this resource
 Alan Cooper Comment: This shows (-1)^x as piecewise linear!