## Conics with Geogebra

A collection of four Geogebra files from Greg Bland that will help students understand conics.

Geogebra is a fantastic FREE dynamic geometry program that can be downloaded from
http://geogebra.org

## Billy Bug and His Quest for Grub (in quadrant 1)

Move Billy Bug to the location given by the coordinates (in quadrant 1 only)

http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/BillyBug/bugcoord.html

## Introduction to Polynomials

A flipchart that I have used to introduce polynomials. It includes a couple of cool pages - a page on the 'cubic' equation (like the quadratic equation, but a bit more complex) and a page on the 'quartic' equation (which is a tad more complex than the cubic equation).

## Alge-Caching

Cool Beans! This puzzle is suitable for Algebra I students (early algebra). There are 10 sets of questions. The answer for each set becomes part of the web address for the next set. Can you get to the end of the Maths Trail?

http://mathbits.com/caching/opencache1.html

A worksheet for recording answers is available here:

http://www.mathbits.com/MathBits/StudentResources/Algebra1/AlgeCachingWo...

## Completing the Square

Here are two versions of Completing the Square - a web page from NCTM and an ActivStudio flipchart.

Completing the Square web page
http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=132

Completing the Square flipchart

## Introduction to Logarithms

This is an ActivStudio flipchart on introducing logarithms. It includes a fully working interactive slide rule! How cool is that.

## Virtual Slide Rule

An on-line slide rule. Brings back memories....
http://www.syssrc.com/html/museum/html/sims/javaslide/

Click on the title above to download the slide rule in an Activstudio flipchart.

## Magic Golpher

The Magic Golpher will guess your number. How does it do it?

## The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences

Enter a sequence of integers. If the numbers are part of a known sequence, you will find out quick-smart.
http://www.research.att.com/~njas/sequences/index.html

## Function Machines

Type in the Input. The Function Machine applies the function and produces the Output. If you choose [Random], you will have to use some brainpower to figure out the hidden function.
http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/functionmachines.ht...

Linear Function Machine
With this function machine, you have to enter the correct linear function, using algebra.
http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/LinearFunctMachine/