Radnor Middle School Mathematics Department
Friday, November 1, 2002
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Computer lab stories
Maureen, Barbara, .... (others?)
Dynagraph Activity from Exploring Algebra
A mathematical exploration into functions
Relating the Dynagraph Activity to MathThematics, Books 1, 2, and 3
 Book 1: Module 4: Section 5: Equations and Graphs
Guess My Rule pp. 282  293
 Book 2: Module 2: Section 4: Function Models
Modeling a Function pp. 118  120
 Book 3: Module 7: Section 1: Graphs and Functions
Functions pp. 472  474
Customizing the Activity
Could this activity or a variation of it help with any of the following topics:
 input and output
 guess my rule
 write your rule
 apply a rule
 function notation
Upcoming topics
Suggested Sketchpad activities that address topics coming up in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade.
Be prepared to discuss later in the day:
 what you chose
 where it fits in your curriculum
 what additions or changes you would make to the activity
 when you anticipate getting to it
Discussion
Time to share and reflect the accomplishments of the day.
Links from previous workshops
Annie Fetter & Suzanne Alejandre
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the presenters.
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