Comparing Root-finding Methods
In this root-finding worksheet, students list methods of finding roots. They answer questions about each method, to determine the best circumstances to use each method. This four-page worksheet contains approximately 10 problems.
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Newton's Method and Inflection Point
The inflection point, the point where the second derivative is zero, is the focus of a video that works through a problem where it is not obvious to see the roots of a function. The solution to the problem requires using Newton's method...
7 mins 11th - Higher Ed Math
Tangent Line Approximation: Estimating Square Roots
Estimating a square root is as easy as evaluating a linear equation. Using the derivative of the square root function, pupils calculate an estimation of square roots. Class members determine the equation of the tangent line at the value...
11th - Higher Ed Math