Deriving the Equation of Tangents

Deriving the Equation of Tangents
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Students learn how to find the equation of a tangent using the gradient of the radius and touching coordinates. As learning progresses they apply their learning to prove whether a line is tangential.

What’s Included
Interactive 4 part PowerPoint with solutions.

  • Slide 1 - Starter activity to remind students of prior knowledge.
  • Slide 2 - Scaffolded questions on main learning objective for teacher examples.
  • Slide 3 - Scaffolded questions on main learning objective for students to work through independently.
  • Slide 4 - Plenary to assess progress and connect to other areas of mathematics.

Independent learning worksheet with progressively challenging questions. Solutions included.

Differentiated Learning Objectives
All students should be able to calculate the gradient of a tangential line to a circle.
Most students should be able to calculate the equation of a line tangential to a circle.
Some students should be able to use algebra to prove a line is tangential to a circle.

Lots more similar lessons and worksheets can be found at mr-mathematics.com

Total Pages
5 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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