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This lesson introduces the notion of a secant line and illustrates how secant lines can be used to find approximations to tangent lines. It also includes a discussion of how the slope of the secant line can be interpreted as the average velocity on a position versus time graph.
There are several review sections on lines for students that may need a bit of a reminder on how to find the slope and how to write the equation of a line.
This lesson is appropriate for both AP Calculus AB and BC.
Detailed answer keys are included.
The topics covered include:
-Definition of a secant line
-Review of slope
-Review of point-slope form and slope-intercept form
-Finding the equation of a secant line
-Interpretation of a secant line
-Definition of a tangent line
-Using secant lines to find a tangent line
In this product, you will find the following:
-Powerpoint Presentation (27 slides)
-Guided Notes (4 pages, a "filled in" copy is also included)
-Do Now Slips (4 slips on one page, answers included)
-Exit Ticket Slips (4 slips on one page, answers included)
-Homework Assignment (2 pages, a detailed answer key is included)