# Resources tagged with: Graph sketching

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There are 48 NRICH Mathematical resources connected to Graph sketching, you may find related items under Coordinates, Functions and Graphs.

Broad Topics > Coordinates, Functions and Graphs > Graph sketching ### Mathsjam Jars

##### Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like? ### Back Fitter

##### Age 14 to 18Challenge Level

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? ### Tangled Trig Graphs

##### Age 16 to 18Challenge Level

Can you work out the equations of the trig graphs I used to make my pattern? ### Immersion

##### Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case? ### Maths Filler

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like? ### Equation Matcher

##### Age 16 to 18Challenge Level

Can you match these equations to these graphs? ### Up and Across

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Experiment with the interactivity of "rolling" regular polygons, and explore how the different positions of the dot affects its vertical and horizontal movement at each stage. ### Speeding Up, Slowing Down

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Experiment with the interactivity of "rolling" regular polygons, and explore how the different positions of the red dot affects its speed at each stage. ### How Far Does it Move?

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Experiment with the interactivity of "rolling" regular polygons, and explore how the different positions of the red dot affects the distance it travels at each stage. ### Squareness

##### Age 16 to 18Challenge Level

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? ### Slide

##### Age 16 to 18Challenge Level

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 18Challenge Level

By sketching a graph of a continuous increasing function, can you prove a useful result about integrals? ### Exploring Cubic Functions

##### Age 14 to 18Challenge Level

Quadratic graphs are very familiar, but what patterns can you explore with cubics? ### Parabolic Patterns

##### Age 14 to 18Challenge Level

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. ### Witch of Agnesi

##### Age 16 to 18Challenge Level

Sketch the members of the family of graphs given by y = a^3/(x^2+a^2) for a=1, 2 and 3. ### Folium of Descartes

##### Age 16 to 18Challenge Level

Investigate the family of graphs given by the equation x^3+y^3=3axy for different values of the constant a. ### How Many Solutions?

##### Age 16 to 18Challenge Level

Find all the solutions to the this equation. ### Interpolating Polynomials

##### Age 16 to 18Challenge Level

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. ### What's That Graph?

##### Age 14 to 18Challenge Level

Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs? ### Fill Me Up

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled? ### Bird-brained

##### Age 16 to 18Challenge Level

How many eggs should a bird lay to maximise the number of chicks that will hatch? An introduction to optimisation. ### Curve Hunter

##### Age 14 to 18Challenge Level

This problem challenges you to sketch curves with different properties. ### Guessing the Graph

##### Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from? ### Guess the Function

##### Age 16 to 18Challenge Level

This task depends on learners sharing reasoning, listening to opinions, reflecting and pulling ideas together. ### Rational Request

##### Age 16 to 18Challenge Level

Can you make a curve to match my friend's requirements? ### Graphic Biology

##### Age 16 to 18Challenge Level

Several graphs of the sort occurring commonly in biology are given. How many processes can you map to each graph? ### Scientific Curves

##### Age 16 to 18Challenge Level

Can you sketch these difficult curves, which have uses in mathematical modelling? ### Ideal Axes

##### Age 16 to 18Challenge Level

Explore how can changing the axes for a plot of an equation can lead to different shaped graphs emerging ### Whose Line Graph Is it Anyway?

##### Age 16 to 18Challenge Level

Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together? ### Curve Match

##### Age 16 to 18Challenge Level

Which curve is which, and how would you plan a route to pass between them? ### Reaction Types

##### Age 16 to 18Challenge Level

Explore the rates of growth of the sorts of simple polynomials often used in mathematical modelling. ### Curve Fitter

##### Age 14 to 18Challenge Level

This problem challenges you to find cubic equations which satisfy different conditions. ### Brimful

##### Age 16 to 18Challenge Level

Can you find the volumes of the mathematical vessels? ### Maths Filler 2

##### Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water? ### Integration Matcher

##### Age 16 to 18Challenge Level

Can you match the charts of these functions to the charts of their integrals? ### A Close Match

##### Age 16 to 18Challenge Level

Can you massage the parameters of these curves to make them match as closely as possible? ### Bio Graphs

##### Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

What biological growth processes can you fit to these graphs? ### Spot the Difference

##### Age 16 to 18 ShortChallenge Level

If you plot these graphs they may look the same, but are they? ### How Does Your Function Grow?

##### Age 16 to 18Challenge Level

Compares the size of functions f(n) for large values of n. ### Take Your Dog for a Walk

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Use the interactivity to move Pat. Can you reproduce the graphs and tell their story? ### Polar Flower

##### Age 16 to 18Challenge Level

This polar equation is a quadratic. Plot the graph given by each factor to draw the flower. ### Pitchfork

##### Age 16 to 18Challenge Level

Plot the graph of x^y = y^x in the first quadrant and explain its properties. ### More Parabolic Patterns

##### Age 14 to 18Challenge Level

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. ### Maltese Cross

##### Age 16 to 18Challenge Level

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. ### Cocked Hat

##### Age 16 to 18Challenge Level

Sketch the graphs for this implicitly defined family of functions. ### Sine Problem

##### Age 16 to 18Challenge Level

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. ### Power Up

##### Age 16 to 18Challenge Level

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 ### Quartics

##### Age 16 to 18Challenge Level

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