Education Technology

Polar Point Plotting

Published on 08/31/2009

Activity Overview

The student will be given a brief overview of the Polar Coordinate system. Students will be able to manipulate the radius of a polar point while graphing it on the plane or manipulate the angle and see the polar coordinate graphed on the plane. This activity is meant as an introduction to polar point plotting.

During the Activity

Work through the document on the TI-Nspire to visulaize polar point plotting. Theorem provided on finding different representations of the same polar coordinate. Questions provided for practice.