Lesson goal: Plotting functions

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Using computers to plot mathematical functions is a very common task, and is also a great way to strengthen your understanding of how functions appear and behave, without the hassle of using pencil and paper (or the small buttons on your calculator).
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Now you try. Try fixing the y= statement to be the function you wish to plot. Also, try testing the ideas of shrinking, expanding, and translating functions, as in $x^2$ to $2*(x-5)^2$.

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