How to use the Intermediate Value Theorem

Develop an expert (not intermediate) understanding of the Intermediate Value Theorem with a video that teaches young mathematicians about the Intermediate Value Theorem. It introduces the idea of proving that a root exists in an interval.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners create a graphic organizer summarizing the antecedent and consequent of the Intermediate Value Theorem
  • Use the video to review the Intermediate Value Theorem before a quiz or test
Classroom Considerations

  • Scholars need to understand continuity and bounded intervals
Pros

  • Applies color coding to help distinguish between different quantities
  • Uses concrete examples to help understand an abstract concept
Cons

  • None