The activities in this Pull-Out focus on
creating animations on a graphing
Activity 1 consists of
two parts: The Living Marquee and The
Flipbook Marquee. In Part I students
form a living marquee and create the
illusion of a dot moving down a line. In
Part II students create a flipbook marquee
that when flipped displays a message
In Activity 2 students write a
program to display, frame by frame, two
dots moving horizontally at different
In Activity 3 students use recursive
equations in programs that animate a line
segment and dots. The challenge in
animating dots is to make them travel
horizontally, vertically, and along a
Matrices play a key role in
the programs written in Activity 4.
Students animate the letter E, a short
message, and a stick figure.
In Activity 5
the fireworks begin, literally!