Resources tagged with: Graph sketching

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Broad Topics > Coordinates, Functions and Graphs > Graph sketching

Tangled Trig Graphs

Age 16 to 18
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Can you work out the equations of the trig graphs I used to make my pattern?

Quartics

Age 16 to 18
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Investigate the graphs of y = [1 + (x - t)^2][1 + (x + t^)2] as the parameter t varies.

Curve Match

Age 16 to 18
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Which curve is which, and how would you plan a route to pass between them?

Parabolic Patterns

Age 14 to 18
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The illustration shows the graphs of fifteen functions. Two of them have equations y=x^2 and y=-(x-4)^2. Find the equations of all the other graphs.

Rational Request

Age 16 to 18
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Can you make a curve to match my friend's requirements?

Guess the Function

Age 16 to 18
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This task depends on learners sharing reasoning, listening to opinions, reflecting and pulling ideas together.

Pitchfork

Age 16 to 18
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Plot the graph of x^y = y^x in the first quadrant and explain its properties.

More Parabolic Patterns

Age 14 to 18
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The illustration shows the graphs of twelve functions. Three of them have equations y=x^2, x=y^2 and x=-y^2+2. Find the equations of all the other graphs.

A Close Match

Age 16 to 18
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Can you massage the parameters of these curves to make them match as closely as possible?

Cocked Hat

Age 16 to 18
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Sketch the graphs for this implicitly defined family of functions.

Slide

Age 16 to 18
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This function involves absolute values. To find the slope on the slide use different equations to define the function in different parts of its domain.

Area L

Age 16 to 18
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By sketching a graph of a continuous increasing function, can you prove a useful result about integrals?

Maltese Cross

Age 16 to 18
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Sketch the graph of $xy(x^2 - y^2) = x^2 + y^2$ consisting of four curves and a single point at the origin. Convert to polar form. Describe the symmetries of the graph.

Equation Matcher

Age 16 to 18
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Can you match these equations to these graphs?

Sine Problem

Age 16 to 18
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In this 'mesh' of sine graphs, one of the graphs is the graph of the sine function. Find the equations of the other graphs to reproduce the pattern.

Curve Fitter

Age 14 to 18
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This problem challenges you to find cubic equations which satisfy different conditions.

Folium of Descartes

Age 16 to 18
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Investigate the family of graphs given by the equation x^3+y^3=3axy for different values of the constant a.

Squareness

Age 16 to 18
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The family of graphs of x^n + y^n =1 (for even n) includes the circle. Why do the graphs look more and more square as n increases?

Witch of Agnesi

Age 16 to 18
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Sketch the members of the family of graphs given by y = a^3/(x^2+a^2) for a=1, 2 and 3.

Curve Hunter

Age 14 to 18
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This problem challenges you to sketch curves with different properties.

Exploring Cubic Functions

Age 14 to 18
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Quadratic graphs are very familiar, but what patterns can you explore with cubics?

Brimful

Age 16 to 18
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Can you find the volumes of the mathematical vessels?

Scientific Curves

Age 16 to 18
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Can you sketch these difficult curves, which have uses in mathematical modelling?

What's That Graph?

Age 14 to 18
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Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?

Graphic Biology

Age 16 to 18
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Several graphs of the sort occurring commonly in biology are given. How many processes can you map to each graph?

Power Up

Age 16 to 18
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Show without recourse to any calculating aid that 7^{1/2} + 7^{1/3} + 7^{1/4} < 7 and 4^{1/2} + 4^{1/3} + 4^{1/4} > 4 . Sketch the graph of f(x) = x^{1/2} + x^{1/3} + x^{1/4} -x

Integration Matcher

Age 16 to 18
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Can you match the charts of these functions to the charts of their integrals?

Spot the Difference

Age 16 to 18 Short
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If you plot these graphs they may look the same, but are they?

Back Fitter

Age 14 to 18
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10 graphs of experimental data are given. Can you use a spreadsheet to find algebraic graphs which match them closely, and thus discover the formulae most likely to govern the underlying processes?

Mathsjam Jars

Age 14 to 16
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Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like?

How Does Your Function Grow?

Age 16 to 18
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Compares the size of functions f(n) for large values of n.

Polar Flower

Age 16 to 18
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This polar equation is a quadratic. Plot the graph given by each factor to draw the flower.

Whose Line Graph Is it Anyway?

Age 16 to 18
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Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?

Reaction Types

Age 16 to 18
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Explore the rates of growth of the sorts of simple polynomials often used in mathematical modelling.

Bio Graphs

Age 14 to 16
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What biological growth processes can you fit to these graphs?

Ideal Axes

Age 16 to 18
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Explore how can changing the axes for a plot of an equation can lead to different shaped graphs emerging

Bird-brained

Age 16 to 18
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How many eggs should a bird lay to maximise the number of chicks that will hatch? An introduction to optimisation.

Immersion

Age 14 to 16
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Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?

Maths Filler 2

Age 14 to 16
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Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?

How Many Solutions?

Age 16 to 18
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Find all the solutions to the this equation.

Guessing the Graph

Age 14 to 16
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Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?

Interpolating Polynomials

Age 16 to 18
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Given a set of points (x,y) with distinct x values, find a polynomial that goes through all of them, then prove some results about the existence and uniqueness of these polynomials.