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Transformation 2013 is proud to provide STEM educators a variety of tools to enhance and broaden experiences in science, technology, engineering and math. We also want to emphasize online resources that help both students and teachers in preparation, analysis, research and more. So you can order term papers online when you don't have time or don't know much about the topic.
Powered by National Instrument's LabVIEW and developed in conjunction with Transformation 2013, the Virtual Instruments (VIs) provide opportunites for rigorous math and science concepts to come alive. Educators, students, parents and community members are invited to download the VI to enhance the learning experience.
To utilize the VIs, version 8.5 or newer of LabVIEW or the LabVIEW Run Time Engine (RTE) must be installed on the computer. The LabVIEW RTE can be downloaded by choosing the appropriate operating system below. Once downloaded, the RTE must be installed on the computer where the VIs will be utilized.
Watch the VIs in action!
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LabVIEW RTE 8.5 (Windows 2000/Vista/XP)

LabVIEW RTE 8.5.1 MAC OS X 
Math
VI name 
VI Description 
Windows Vista/XP/2000* 
Mac* 
CircleSphere
CircleSphere activity Targeted TEKS: Geometry: 2A,B 3B 4 5A,B 6A,C 7A 8A,D,E 9C 10A
CircleSphere Readme.pdf

This VI calculates circumference and area of a circle given its radius. It also calculates the surface area and volume of a sphere with the same radius. The circle and sphere are displayed as well.

CircleSphere VI Windows

CircleSphere VI MAC

Distance Formula
Distance classroom activity Targeted TEKS: 8th grade: 8.14, 8.15, 8.16 Geometry: G.7 A,C
Distance Readme.pdf Distance build instructions.pdf

This VI calculates the distance between two points, (x1, y1) and (x2,y2) using the distance formula. The two points are graphed and connected by a line segment whose length is the calculated distance.

Distance VI Windows

Distance VI MAC

Graphing Sine
Graphing Sine classroom activity Targeted TEKS: IPC 5A Physics 8A,C
Graphing Sine Build Graphing Sine Readme.pdf

This VI illustrates the relationship between algebraic and graphic representations of transformations of the Sine function. This VI graphs a sinusoid function y=C+AsinB(xD), where the parameters A through D control the vertical displacement, amplitude, frequency, and phase displacement of the graph.

Graphing Sine VI Windows

Graphing Sine VI MAC

Interest
Interest activity Targeted TEKS: Math Models with Applications 1A,B,C 2A,D 5A,C 7A
Interest Readme.pdf

This VI calculates the amount after time under two interest scenarios, simple and compound. For simple interest, interest accrues only on the principle invested.

Interest VI Windows

Interest VI MAC

Linear Equations
Linear Equations classroom activity Targeted TEKS: Algebra 6A,B,C,D,E,F Algebra II: 2A.1, 2A.2 2A.3 Geometry: G.4, G.7A,B,C
Linear Equations Readme.pdf

Given two points, this VI calculates the slope of the line containing the points. Additionally, it produces equations in pointslope, slopeintercept, and standard form. The graph of the line is displayed as well.

Linear Equations VI Windows

Linear Equations VI MAC

Pyramids
Pyramids activity Targeted TEKS: Geometry: 2A,B 3B 4 5A,B 6A,B,C 8A,D 9B
Pyramids readme.pdf

This VI calculates the surface area and volume of a pyramid given its height and information about its base. Multiple views of the pyramid are displayed in graphs. Intermediate results, like the perimeter and area of the base, are displayed as well.

Pyramids VI Windows

Pyramids VI MAC

Quadratics
Quadratics classroom activity Targeted TEKS: Algebra: A.9, A.10, A.11 Algebra II: 2A.6, 2A.7, 2A.9, 2A.9 Physics: P1
Quadratics readme.pdf Quadratics build instrucitons.pdf

This VI illustrates a quadratic function in standard form, *f(x)=ax^2 +bx +c. The VI graphs the function, finds the vertex, writes the function in vertex form, finds the discriminant of the function, and finds the zeroes of the function.

Quadratics VI Windows

Quadratics VI MAC

Slope Intercept
Slope Intercept classroom activity Targeted TEKS: Algebra: A.1, A.2, A.6 Geometry: G.7 Algebra II: 2A.4 IPC: C.4 Chemistry: C.2 Physics: C.2
Slope Intercept Build Slope Intercept readme.pdf

This VI illustrates the relationship between algebraic and graphic representations of the linear function, y=mx +b, where m is the slope and b is the yintercept of the line. Both slope and yintercept can be controlled. The resulting equation and graph are displayed.

Slope Intercept VI Windows

Slope Intercept VI MAC

Systems
Systems Classroom activity Targeted TEKS: Algebra: A.8A,B,C Algebra II: 2A.3A,B,C
Systems readme.pdf

This VI solves a system of linear equations, displays the graphs of the lines, and any solution. The linear equations are to be entered in standard form, Ax+By=C.

Systems VI Windows

Systems VI MAC

Tangent Lines
Tangent Lines classroom activity Targeted TEKS: Calculus
Tangent Lines readme.pdf

This VI graphs a function, y=f(x), and the line tangent to the graph of the function for the xvalue selected. The tangent line is determined using y=m(xa) +c where m is the value of f(a), a is the xvalue selected by the knob, and c is the value of f(a).

Tangent Lines VI Windows

Tangent Lines VI MAC

Transformations
Transformations classroom activity Transformation PBL Targeted TEKS: Algebra: A.9 Algebra II: 2A.v, 2A.6, 2A.7, 2A.8C, 2A.9A,B,C 2A.11 Geometry: G.7B,C Precalculus: P1A,B,C P2A\
Transformations Build Instructions.zip Transformations readme.pdf

This VI graphs a function, y=f(x), and a transformed function, y=a*f(b(xd))+c, where parameters A through D control the vertical dilation, horizontal dilation, horizontal translation, and vertical translation of the graph.

Transformations VI Windows

Transformations VI MAC

Triangle Area
Triangle Area activity Targeted TEKS: Geometry: 2A,B 4 5D 7A,B,C 8A
Triangle Area readme.pdf

This VI plots a triangle, and then area and perimeter are calculated. The triangle has vertices (0, 0), (b, 0), and (x, y) where b is determined by the base, and the point (x, y) is controlled by the position of the graph cursor.

Triangle Area VI Windows

Triangle Area VI MAC

Science
VI name 
VI Description 
Windows Vista/XP/2000* 
Mac* 
BMI
BMI classroom activity Targeted TEKS: Biology: 11C Algebra: B.1A,B,C,D,E
BMI Readme.pdf

This VI calculates body mass index, BMI, for a given height and weight. BMI for multiple weights is displayed in a graph as well. BMI is calculated as weight divided by height squared. The VI uses metric measures, with weight measured in kilograms and height measured in meters.

BMI VI Windows

BMI VI MAC

Circuits
Circuits classroom activity Targeted TEKS: IPC: 6F Physics: 6E
Circuits Readme.pdf

This VI demonstrates the difference between a series and parallel circuit. Each of the four lights can be turned on and off. There are controls for the resistance of each light, the battery voltage, and the breaking capacity of the fuse. The total current on the circuit is displayed.

Circuits VI Windows

Circuits VI MAC

Density
Density classroom activity Targeted TEKS: IPC: 7A
Density Readme.pdf

This VI uses an intensity graph to display density across multiple values of volume and mass. The cursor position is used to calculate density for particular values of volume and mass. Density is calculated as mass divided by volume.

Density VI Windows

Density VI MAC

Graphing Sine
Graphing Sine classroom activity Targeted TEKS: IPC 5A Physics 8A,C
Graphing Sine Build Graphing Sine Readme.pdf

This VI illustrates the relationship between algebraic and graphic representations of transformations of the Sine function. This VI graphs a sinusoid function y=C+AsinB(xD), where the parameters A through D control the vertical displacement, amplitude, frequency, and phase displacement of the graph.

Graphing Sine VI Windows

Graphing Sine VI MAC

HalfLife
HalfLife classroom activity Targeted TEKS: Chemistry: 9B
HalfLifeReadme.pdf

This VI calculates the remaining mass when initial mass, halflife and duration of decay are provided. The VI is calculated using a formula.

HalfLife VI Windows

HalfLife VI MAC

Ideal Gas Law
Ideal Gas Law classroom activity Targeted TEKS: Chemistry: 7A,B
Ideal Gas Law Readme.pdf

Given two points, this VI calculates the slope of the line containing the points. Additionally, it produces equations in pointslope, slopeintercept, and standard form. The graph of the line is displayed as well.

Ideal Gas Law VI Windows

Ideal Gas Law VI MAC

pH
pH classroom activity Targeted TEKS: IPC: 9B
pH Readme.pdf

This VI calculates the concentration of hydrogen ions, pOH, and concentration of hydroxide ions for a selected pH. A graph of concentration of hydrogen ions as a function of pH is displayed. The graph's cursor controls the selected pH.

pH VI Windows

pH VI MAC

Position, Velocity, Acceleration
Pos, Vel, Acc classroom activity Targeted TEKS: IPC 4A Physics 4A,B
Position, Velocity, Acceleration readme.pdf

This VI computes Velocity and Acceleration when given Position and time data. Difference quotients are used to compute Velocity and Acceleration. The graphs of Position, Velocity, and Acceleration are displayed with respect to time.

Position, Velocity, Accelerations VI Windows

Position, Velocity, Acceleration VI MAC

Riemann Sum
Riemann Sum classroom activity Targeted TEKS: Precalculus: P.3A, B,C,D, P.4D Calculus
Riemann Sum readme.pdf

This VI calculates the definite integral of a function. Additionally it calculates and displays two approximations of the integral by finding sums of the areas of two sets of rectanglesa Left Hand Sum and a Right Hand Sum. Controls for the beginning and end values of the interval for integration are included. The interval from Start to End is divided into subintervals, delta x in length. Each subinterval determines a rectangle where the height of the rectangle is the value of the function at the right or left endpoint of the subinterval.

Riemann Sum VI Windows

Riemann Sum VI MAC

Slope Intercept
Slope Intercept classroom activity Targeted TEKS: Algebra: A.1, A.2, A.6 Geometry: G.7 Algebra II: 2A.4 IPC: C.4 Chemistry: C.2 Physics: C.2
Slope Intercept readme.pdf

This VI illustrates the relationship between algebraic and graphic representations of the linear function, y=mx +b, where m is the slope and b is the yintercept of the line. Both slope and yintercept can be controlled. The resulting equation and graph are displayed.

Slope Intercept VI Windows

Slope Intercept VI MAC

Work Power
Work Power classroom activity Targeted TEKS: IPC 4A
Work Power build instructions.pdf Work Power readme.pdf

This VI displays graphs of Work and Power for selected Force and Distance values. The Work graph is a horizontal line showing that work is constant when force and distance are held constant. Power is calculated as Work/Time and the graph is nonlinear as a result.

Work Power VI Windows

Work Power VI MAC

*=Both Windows and MAC VI's are compressed files

