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This is an interactive Java applet developed to help beginners learn about graphing polynomials.  Users may adjust the coefficients and constants to see how the graph changes.  View the curves for the individual terms (e.g. y=bx ) to see how they add to generate the polynomial curve. Teaching ideas and activities are included. The direct link to the simulation is given as a mirror URL.

This item is part of a larger and growing collection of resources developed by the Physics Education Technology project.  Each resource was designed using principles from physics education research.

Please note that this resource requires Flash.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Mathematical Tools
- Algebra
Other Sciences
- Mathematics
- High School
- Informal Education
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Interactive Simulation
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Keywords:
graphing, line slope, linear graphing, polynomial, polynomial curve, quadratics, slope
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Metadata instance created November 16, 2007 by Alea Smith
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August 18, 2016 by Lyle Barbato
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(PhET, Boulder, 2007), WWW Document, (https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/equation-grapher).
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PhET Simulation: Equation Grapher, (PhET, Boulder, 2007), <https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/equation-grapher>.
APA Format
PhET Simulation: Equation Grapher. (2007, November 16). Retrieved October 15, 2018, from PhET: https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/equation-grapher
Chicago Format
PhET. PhET Simulation: Equation Grapher. Boulder: PhET, November 16, 2007. https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/equation-grapher (accessed 15 October 2018).
MLA Format
PhET Simulation: Equation Grapher. Boulder: PhET, 2007. 16 Nov. 2007. 15 Oct. 2018 <https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/equation-grapher>.
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@misc{ Title = {PhET Simulation: Equation Grapher}, Publisher = {PhET}, Volume = {2018}, Number = {15 October 2018}, Month = {November 16, 2007}, Year = {2007} }
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