Tool:
Function Machine 
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Description: 
This virtual manipulative is designed to teach the concept of a function. It does so by allowing you experiment with various functions. 
Technology Type: 
Java Applet  
Guide: 
User's Guide
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Author: 
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives (Utah State University) 
Language: 
English  
Cost: 
Does not require payment for use 

Average Rating: 
[5]

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Tool: 
Grapher 
Courses: 
Math 4 
Equations and functions 
 Math 5 
Equations and functions 
 Math 6 
Equations and functions 
 Math 7 
Equations and functions 
 Algebra 
Functions / Relations 
 Algebra II 
Functions / Relations 

Teacher Review (Not based on classroom experience)
Reviewer: Zestas, Jun 10 2008 04:41:21:313PM 
Appropriate for: introduction to a concept 
Ability to meet my goals: Effective 
Recommended for: Algebra: Functions / Relations 
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tpowers 
Comment:  Too easy for the student, and a "function machine" is really obfuscating the concept of a function. Not very stimulating. 

FAB 
Comment:  Great introduction to function table. 

alicegop 
Comment:  Slow. Needs to have the follow up of what is the function presented. 

bbrohl 
Comment:  Needs to have a follow up and/or an "n" at the bottom so that middle school age children can derive the "function." 
