Forging Connections
Introduce Dynagraphs
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This page supports the Introducing Dynagraphs activity from the Dynagraph unit. You will investigate dynagraphs of several different functions. To get a feel for the behavior of each function, you will drag the independent variable and observe the resulting motion of the dependent variable.

1 Explore a Dynagraph


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2 Play the Dynagraph Game



The term dynagraph was coined by Paul Goldenberg, Philip Lewis, and James O’Keefe in their study “Dynamic Representation and the Development of a Process Understanding of Functions” published by Education Development Center, Inc., and supported in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Related Activity

In the activity Create a Dynagraph, you can construct your own dynagraph for linear functions, using only geometric transformations (dilation and translation) to accomplish the construction.

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Update History:

08 May 2018: Moved into the Forging Connections project space 29 March 2016: Added the worksheet and refined the sketch.
26 March 2016: Created this page.

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