SmartGraphs Contest Winner
Create a SmartGraphs Activity and Win an iPod® Nano
Jessica Ulcickas, the math department chair at Mount Alvernia High School in Newton, Massachusetts, is the winner in the mathematics category of our SmartGraphs contest. Jessica took the initiative to design her own SmartGraphs activity, learn to use the authoring system, and create the new web-based activity (which runs directly in a browser, without any downloads or installations). Jessica's creativity lead her to use some new approaches, including showing two graph panes on a page, one above the other.
It is not necessary to be a computer programmer to use the authoring system. All that is needed is to fill in online forms. Then the authoring system creates the web-based activity, which can be shared with others by providing them with a URL.
The activity Jessica created, as well as a Lesson Plan and Student Assessment, can be found on our project's curriculum page, as well as here:
>Translations of Functions!
In this activity students find out what happens to the graph of a function when a constant is added to it, or subtracted from it.
» Lesson Plan and Student Assessment documents are also available.