Reflection: Adaptive Technology Equations on a Graphing Calculator - Section 2: Investigation


Recently, I've been introducing students to and instead of using graphing calculators. I'm curious about how this changes and/or affects students experience in graphing. Desmos still requires students to determine a viewing window, which I think is an important skill in using technology to graph., however, will determine the viewing window for the student which is a saving grace for some students.  I think it's interesting to think about how and when we let the technology do the work for students and when we require them to do it themselves or by hand.

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  Adaptive Technology: Introducing newer technology
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Equations on a Graphing Calculator

Unit 2: Multiple Representations: Situations, Tables, Graphs, and Equations
Lesson 11 of 17

Objective: SWBAT graph linear and non linear equations on a graphing calculator. SWBAT set appropriate viewing windows and use the trace feature to identify different points on the lines.

Big Idea: You mean I didn't have to make this graph by hand? Students learn how to use graphing calculators to graph linear and nonlinear functions.

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Math, Algebra, graphing equations, Graphing (Algebra), graphing calculator, equation
  55 minutes
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