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Tangent Line Derivative Investigation

Tangent Line Derivative Investigation
Tangent Line Derivative Investigation
Tangent Line Derivative Investigation
Tangent Line Derivative Investigation
Tangent Line Derivative Investigation
Tangent Line Derivative Investigation
Product Description
This activity introduces students to the concept of evaluating the slope of a tangent line to a curve. Students are asked to draw in several tangent lines at various points to the graphs of y=x^2 and y=sin(x). They then use their algebra knowledge to approximate the slope of the tangent lines they have drawn, and make conjectures about the slope equation (derivative). I have students complete this before introducing the limit definition of the derivative.
Total Pages
2 pages
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