Differentiability and Linear Approximation
In this linear approximation activity, students determine the derivative of a function and explore properties of the error when using a tangent line to approximate a function graph. This two-page activity contains four problems.
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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