Resources for Teaching Functions in Developmental Math, Precalc, & Calc I
Concurrent Session, 1 Room 100: 10:10 am10:55 am
Abstract
With a focus on functions, examine some digital manipulatives, spread sheets, and Geometer's Sketch Pads
designed to bring movement to a math lecture or lab. Hear a slope. Go from slope to difference quotient to derivative.
Use termtiles then sketchpad to compose functions to illustrate (line)(line)= (quadratic). “Concretely” translate and reflect graphs.
Easily graph functions, composit functions, inverse functions. Graph Asin(BxC)+D by just changing the variables. Compute
compounding, exponential, logistic, normal, ... models. All material, including Geometer’s Sketchpad, is now free. Come play.
