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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 (opens a new window)
Author: National Library of Virtual Manipulatives (Utah State University)
Language: English 
Cost: Does not require payment for use

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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

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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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Comment:Too easy for the student, and a "function machine" is really obfuscating the concept of a function. Not very stimulating.
Comment:Great introduction to function table.
Comment:Slow. Needs to have the follow up of what is the function presented.
Comment:Needs to have a follow up and/or an "n" at the bottom so that middle school age children can derive the "function."