Modifying Graphs with the Prizm – Check it out @NCTM Minneapolis

In preparation for NCTM Regionals in Minneapolis this week, I wanted to do a little show-and-tell with the Prizm. Hoping this sparks some interest and inspires some of you heading to the conference to stop by our booth (#511) at the conference and play with the Prizm.

One of the features of the Prizm that I just love is the ability to dynamically modify graphs, allowing students to visually see the effect of a coefficient on the graph of the function. This ability to modify one coefficient at a time and immediately see the impact on the graph allows students to make conjectures and get a better understanding of the graph and what each coefficient represents.

Here is a little demonstration of how the modify function works on the Prizm using both the standard form and vertex form of a quadratic:

I certainly hope you will stop by the booth Thursday or Friday and come play with us and learn more. I’d certainly love to meet you! Or, drop in on some sessions that utilize some of our products, like the Prizm, Keyboard and fx-55 Plus.

Thursday, November 12

  • Session 41 9:45 – 11:00, (M100 DE) Hand-held Technology + Hands-On Activities=CCSS Success -Tom Beatini
  • Session 84, 12:30-1:30, (M100 AB) CCSS for Statistics: Paired Quantitative Variables – John Diehl
  • Session 101, 1:30-2:45, (200 AB) Thinking Like A Synthesizer – Mike Reiners
  • Session 102, 2 – 3:00, (200 C) Connecting the Math through Meaningful Experiences – Jennifer North Morris