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Families and Points Plotter

Barbara Kaskosz

Barbara Kaskosz

University of Rhode Island

This one-page Flash applet allows the user to investigate the role of parameters in the graphs of various families of functions.  For example, a student can see the role of a changing value of "a" in the graph of cos(ax) by simply pressing a button that increases or decreases the value of "a" while the graph is shown dynamically changing.  Six common function families can be used. A link to download the most recent Flash player plugin is given at the bottom of the page on the site.


Students in algebra, pre-calculus or calculus.


Plugins: Flash player 7.0 (free) with any browser
Operating Systems: Mac or Windows

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Barbara Kaskosz, "Families and Points Plotter," Convergence (August 2010)