Slopes & Horizontal Transformations: f(x) = a(x - h)

Author:
A B Cron
Topic:
Functions
This applet will demonstrate the basics of linear functions. Slider a will vary the slope of the line. Slider h will vary the horizontal translation of the line. The check boxes will turn on up to 3 points for you to calculate the slope of the line. The slope check box will allow you to check your slope. The slope here is: m = 1. The y=x check box will graph the parent curve with the current line. The full linear equation is displayed at all times.
This applet can be used by teachers in a demonstration mode in the classroom or teachers can have students load it on their own computers with a worksheet to be complete for a grade.