Given isosceles triangle OAP on a coordinate plane, where O is the origin, A lies on the positive x-axis and P is a point in quadrant I. What is the locus of P such that triangle OAP always has an area of 12 square units?
A fantastic activity by Pam Burke! Students have to draw the graphs of functions on their TI-8x calculator (with an appropriate domain) to create a picture of their own choosing. You can download the worksheet and introductory Powerpoint presentation below.
Who is putting their hand up to transfer this activity to the TI-Nspire calculator? :-)
Explore the graphs of functions interactively.
Choose the Displacement-Time Graph Game. Move the car to draw the displacement-time graph. Once you understand the connection between the movement of the car and its related graph, test yourself by playing one of the games.