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Helping Students Connect Functions and Their Representations

Deborah Moore-Russo, John Golzy 

October 2005, Volume 99, Issue 3, Page 156

Abstract:
A teaching method to help promote deeper understanding of both the graphical and algebraic representations of linear and quadratic functions. The authors ask students to find the graphical representation of the sum and product of given functions Various representations lead to a deeper understanding of the connections between the equation and its graph. Graphing calculators are utilized to enhance student understanding.

Keywords:
Article
Calculators
Conceptual Development
Grades 9-12
Curriculum
Graphing
Teacher
Representation