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Visualizing Functions with Geometer's Sketchpad

Session 5
Erin Garvey, Scott Steketee — Science Leadership Academy, Key Curriculum Press

Students often find functions and related concepts confusing. Our usual examples, numeric functions, don't lend themselves to continuous manipulation of variables or to graphical representations other than x-y graphs. See how students use Sketchpad 5 to create their own geometric functions, allowing them to vary the variables kinesthetically and generate pictures of function behavior. Students will report on actual classroom use. Ready-to-use activities will be provided.

Conversational Practice

During this conversation, attendees will have the opportunity to explore Sketchpad 5 activities. Together, teachers and students will discuss the role that geometric functions should play in our curriculum.

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