Education Technology

Write a Program to do Piecewise Functions

Published on 06/09/2008

Activity Overview

A fun activity to help students learn how to graph a piecewise function and learn how to write a BASIC program. Gives a sense of Accomplishment.

Before the Activity

Read the User's manual!! It is necessary to know how to store equations to Y= variables!

During the Activity

The internet is a great resource for helpful hints and tips. A copy of the program is attached. The program is also currently available at

After the Activity

Compare the student's program with the attached program. Most students will not know the reason for putting a colon (:) at the beginning of a program, be sure to ask them why it is there. If they give a valid reason, then it should be acceptable, however, if they do not, then it is probably my program downloaded from offline.