Assignment 12

Heather J. Robinson

EMAT 6680

Fall Semester 2003

 

An Excel Spreadsheet is a very easy way to generate a table of values of graphing functions.á The spreadsheet is an efficient way to allow students to focus on the behavior of a function rather than generating the values that create that behavior.á

 

Here is a spreadsheet that generates values that graph f(x) = 3x + 1.

x

f(x)= 3x + 1

-12

-35

-9

-26

-6

-17

-3

-8

0

1

3

10

6

19

9

28

12

37

 

Excel will graph a discrete linear functionů

Which could be used to discuss slope, y-intercept, interpolation, and extrapolation.

 

 

 

 

 

Here is an example of a discrete parabolic function created by generating values in Excel.