Education Technology

Cubic Splines

Published on 06/09/2008

Activity Overview

This activity involves using the graphing calculator to generate cubic splines to fit data.

Before the Activity

See the attached Activity PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity.

During the Activity

Follow the procedures outlined in the activity.

Students will:

  • Use the graphing calculator to determine coefficients of cubic splines for given nodes.
  • Write cubic splines to make interesting designs.
  • After the Activity

  • Review student results
  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary