Scholarly Research Excellence

D Allison

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Publications

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2053
Investigating Transformations in the Cartesian Plane Using Spreadsheets
Abstract:

The link between coordinate transformations in the plane and their effects on the graph of a function can be difficult for students studying college level mathematics to comprehend. To solidify this conceptual link in the mind of a student Microsoft Excel can serve as a convenient graphing tool and pedagogical aid. The authors of this paper describe how various transformations and their related functional symmetry properties can be graphically displayed with an Excel spreadsheet.

Keywords:
Mathematics education, Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, technology.