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Plot_Basics_v3 is a Mathematica slide show written for the beginner or inexperienced Mathematica user. After working through the slide show the reader should be able to plot elementary single variable functions and compute the intersection values of such curves.

Plot_Basics2_v2 is a Mathematica slide show written for the beginner or inexperienced Mathematica user. It can be viewed as a continuation of the previous Mathematica file Plot_Basics_v3. This file focuses on plotting different types of curves and adding elements to enhance the visual presentation of the Plot[…].

Elementary_Functions Investigation_v3 is a Mathematica notebook designed to introduce capable students to Mathematica and to help them review and reconsider some elementary functions. The notebook is far from perfect or complete.

limit_investigator_v2 is a Mathematica notebook that allows students to investigate the limits of single variable real valued functions using the sequential criterion. The user can input a function a in the field after f[x]:-> and then a sequence that converges to the limit point of interest. A table of values is then generated by moving the slider. Please note that the Manipulate will not work properly if the user deletes “f[x]:->” that appears in the function input field.

limit_investigator_v4 is a Mathematica notebook that allows students to investigate the limits of single variable real valued functions using the sequential criterion. The user can input a function a in the field after f[x]:-> and then a sequence that converges to the limit point of interest. A table of values as well as a plot is then generated by moving the slider. Please note that the Manipulate will not work properly if the user deletes “f[x]:->” that appears in the function input field.

Function_Limit Sequential_Criterion_v3 is a Mathematica notebook that consists of a single Manipulate[…]. The code demonstrates the convergence of 3 different functions as the independent variable approaches zero using the sequential criterion.

EconPoject_SupplyDemand is a Mathematica slideshow that is a stand alone student activity. Complete with a rubric, the activity guides students through an investigation of supply and demand curves. In manageable chunks the students work to write a program that will instantly find the intersection of supply and demand curves as well as dynamically update. If you are a teacher, I will share with you a set of possible solutions. Please send an email to me via the website from a verifiable school issued email address.