Teacher Review For FooPlot

This is a great way for students to explore functions and experiment with function transformations.

Jessica B.
Classroom teacher
Cabell Midland High School (Ona, WV)
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My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 3
Support 1
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Knowledge gain
Small group
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I use this product to introduce parent functions. Students can easily plot functions and see the differences in them. Students can also manipulate the functions to see how they transform. More than one function can be plotted at a time which enables students to see how changes occur. I did not use the export/share feature. We only use the graphs to explore.
My Take
This teaching tool is great to introduce function topics. I like that, for this purpose, it is easier to use than a handheld graphic calculator. It is not a great tool for analyzing functions. I would like for multiple functions displayed to show up in different colors. It is much easier to direct a class when you can use words like the blue one or the red one, rather than x^2 or x^3.