Slope and Difference Quotients Lab

Slope and Difference Quotients Lab
Slope and Difference Quotients Lab
Slope and Difference Quotients Lab
Slope and Difference Quotients Lab
Slope and Difference Quotients Lab
Slope and Difference Quotients Lab
Slope and Difference Quotients Lab
Slope and Difference Quotients Lab
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The purpose of the lab is to get students to practice calculating the slope between two points in a way that is less pointless and dull than a worksheet. The topic is difference quotients which is the first lesson in any calculus class, but can easily be taught in algebra. Students should be able to conjecture the power rule without learning the formalism of limits. They will practice using their calculator as a tool, pattern recognition, and making and checking predictions as part of the scientific process.\\

Pre-planning:

30-60 minutes

scientic calculator

scratch paper (optional)

Prerequisite Knowledge:

evaluate a function

read function notation

be familiar with (x,y) coordinates

Learning Objectives:

learn or practice calculating slope between two points

begin learning the ideas of calculus while still in algebra

practice the scientic method

Total Pages
6 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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