And you can’t beat the colors!

Margaret’s love for Desmos is fully endorsed by the other half of this blog!

If you aren’t convinced, here’s some additional classroom action:

Yesterday in pre-calc, my students did an investigation about power functions.  They graphed groups of these functions and made generalizations about their characteristics.

Here’s what a group of power functions looks like on a graphing calculator:

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Here’s what the same group of power functions looks like graphed on Desmos:

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Which one makes it easier to tell that all the functions in this group are symmetric about the y-axis?  A picture is worth a thousand words.

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4 thoughts on “And you can’t beat the colors!

  1. Pingback: Graphical calculator vs Online | Christian Bokhove

  2. Not to mention the implicit expressions capability …

  3. You should update your TI software so you have the color version of smartview.

    Love your site!!!

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