Resources for Teaching Functions in
Developmental Math, Precalc, & Calc I

Concurrent Session, 1 Room 100: 10:10 am-10:55 am

      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(Bx-C)+D by just changing the variables. Compute compounding, exponential, logistic, normal, ... models. All material, including Geometer’s Sketchpad, is now free. Come play.

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The Languages of the Math Classroom
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Most Sophisticated and also the Most Basic

Most Sophisticated, Most Basic

VERBAL / Auditory WRITTEN / Symbolic     PICTORIAL / Visual     CONCRETE / Kinesthetic    
  formal spoken mathematics   written word   DIGITAL MANIPULATIVE     object
  informal spoken mathematics       written symbol   moving picture   model
  spoken symbol   semisymbolic   static picture   manipulative/token
  symbol speak   calculator symbol   numeral
  calculatoreze/computereze   graph
  web speak   nonverbal body language

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