Saturday, July 23, 2011

Find the equation of a line

Equation of Line appletIn this applet a line is randomly generated and the user enters what she thinks the equation is. Her equation is then graphed for comparison with the original. There is a scoring mechanism incorporated as well.

This is my first applet created with JSXGraph , which looks quite promising (though it does require learning Javascript.)

Particularly helpful to me in developing this were Dr. Carol Fisher's Reference on JSXGraph Commands and the convert-to-math script  in use at interactive mathematics. (The latter enables the user to enter the equation using standard calculator notation.) I also found the javascript tutorial at a very useful introduction to javascript.

The application uses MathJax to produce nice mathematical notation.

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