Thursday, May 6, 2010

activity - polar curves

This activity introduces students to the graphing of polar curves. A few of my students made use of (played with) the polar-rectangular sketch while working on this activity. The first part of the activity, creating a dynamic value with a slider, is a repetition of the parametric activity that my students did, so the technicalities were streamlined. There is no sketch that goes with this activity, since the students construct all of it.

Download Worksheet (.doc file): GSPActivity_PolarCurves.doc

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