Tool:
Function Flyer 
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Go to: 
http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/FunctionFlyer/
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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 
Tools: 
Slope Slider 

Graphit 

Graph Sketcher 

Data Flyer 

Conic Flyer 

Simple Plot 
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 
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Alan Cooper 
Comment:  This shows (1)^x as piecewise linear! 
