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## Saturday, February 26, 2011

## Monday, February 14, 2011

## Thursday, February 10, 2011

### I'm Holding Somebody Responsible For This!

**Step 1**: Choose values for 'a' and 'c'.

**Step 2**: Move the 'b' slider from -10 to 10.

**Step 3:**Select all the points step 2 puts in the spreadsheet. Right click and select "Create list of points."

**Step 4:**Click on the "Conic through 5 points" tool.

**Step 5:**Click on 5 of your points generated in step 3.

**Step 6:**Right click on the resulting function in the algebra window and change standard form

**Step 7:**Compare this function to the Starting Function

**Step 8:**Explain to me why I never knew this before.

## Wednesday, February 2, 2011

### Quadratics Revisited: The Falling Object Model

I keep hoping that I can use this to help kids derive the falling object model. I'm getting close. I exported the video at 6fps so 1/6 second elapses between strobes. I'd like some feedback on this before I roll it out to my students. How intuitive is it to use both applets together?

Once you have plotted your points, use the FitPoly function. Simply enter "fitpoly[A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I,2]" to plot a quadratic function.

If this proves to be useful, I'll dial it all in and post the still, video and applets for download.

Once you have plotted your points, use the FitPoly function. Simply enter "fitpoly[A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I,2]" to plot a quadratic function.

If this proves to be useful, I'll dial it all in and post the still, video and applets for download.

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